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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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tween man and brute, which is false and absurd.

If man be thus qualified then by the possession of intellectual intelligence, as distinguished from brute instinct, then man is TOTALLY distinct from every species of mere animal, is he not?

If this be just, then our question has a fair and distinct boundary, below which it is not honorable to descend. He who in discussing the nature of man, can stoop to talk about monkies, apes, and ourang outangs, offers insult to the majesty of his own nature, for which he ought to be ashamed.

The rational consideration to which I appeal for the truth of my position that human intellect is identical, are that it has been produced, improved and perfected in identically the same way.

1. Intellect in all human beings has been produced in the same way, and therefore it is inconceivable that there should be inferior orders of intellect radically so considered.

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