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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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tendency of their own folly. If God has overturned strong nations for sin, he is doubtless doing the same now, and will do it again. They should look with their eyes and see this, and from it learn to be wise. They ought not to pervert truth, and turn the quarrel more severely against us. God will rule over both them and us. And for this reason, I am not only glad that we have done them no wrong, but I would still be fearfully careful to do them no hurt. Wrong doers are always the fuel of God's providential wrath. If colored people do wrong, they suffer as wrong doers, in the same way that all subjects of moral law suffer. This is true not only in the direct administrations of providence, but also in the administration of human law. Has it ever been known that a murderer or a thief escaped the hand of justice only because he was a colored man? No. But all this is so, and just as it ought to be because he is adjudged in law intelligent. But why put him under the same law, and thus

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