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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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sign, and hence this was a part of the effect of the action. But I claim it to be inconceivable that different orders of intelligences should have been produced by that action, which was identical in itself, and exist under the constitution which was a part of the effect of that action, which constitution must also be identical in itself. But to talk against evidence is false, and to talk without conception is absurd. I assign both of these to my opponents.

I might have also referred to all the previous acts of the Creator in the works of creation. Every act was specific in itself, had a specific design and was followed by a specific effect; and why should this be imagined to be an exception

2. The mode of improving intellect is identical, and therefore intellect itself must be identical. Intellect is in all cases improved by the organs of sense. These are the great channels of communication through which the mind communicates with external objects,

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