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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life ; AND MAN BECAME A LIVING SOUL." Gen. ii. 7. Here is the production of the human soul, and consequently of all that we understand by mind and intellect. To this we may also add the text Acts xvii. 26. "And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth."

This creature of God so produced, was destined to propagate his kind, and it is said of his son that he was " in his own likeness, and after his own image." Hence propagation does not involve power to pro-duce any change in the intellect. But if this be true of the first father, it is no less so of the second, and so on down to the present time. I think it likely I may be reproached for introducing this sentence, and I would not be ready to avail myself of the bad example of my opponents, concerning indelicate paragraphs in their writings, but I may be permitted to say, in anticipation,

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