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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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that they are very copious with their indelicacies.

God is not only the all-glorious author, then, of the black man's mind as well as of that of the white man, but he has produced it in the same way identically. That wonderful thing in each called mind or soul, is nothing less in its nature, than the breath of the Almighty God. The author of their being is the author of ours also, and the father of their spirits is the father of ours also. We sustain those important relations in the same sense and in the same degree, since they were constituted by the same act on his part.

The design of God in that action was to produce intelligence, and at the same time to constitute a relation between himself and that intelligence. That was an action in itself. It was an Almighty action. And the effect of that action corresponded to the design of the Almighty actor.

But I have said the constitution of intelligence was included in that Almighty de-



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