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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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benefit of Capitein's talents, as they may avail themselves of a part, at least, of his principles. He was instigated by the Dutch planters to become the apologist of slavery. He composed a politico-theological dissertation to prove for them that slavery is not opposed to Christian freedom.

He took his degree at Leyden, was ordained to the office of the Christian minis-try, and returned to his country. In 1802 it was reported in England that he had abjured the Christian faith. But Blumenbach after diligent inquiry contradicts the report.

If those five individuals, being full blood Africans, have sustained a claim to intellectual worth, it will answer my purpose, though I might name many others. And I have been the more confined in this selection, to native Africans, because my opponents of the Jefferson school always pitifully reply to the argument when pressed with cases, by answering that they are either- whites, or so intermixed as to have



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