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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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punish him with the same hand, if he is not equally intelligent with the white man? If we are not equally intelligent, then, we must, in self defence, enter a plea against the strictness of all moral law, human and divine ! It should be known, that if there is any difference put between the white and colored man in point of law, under this government, it is that laws for the colored man are more severe.

All the tact and skill of which our general government is capable, has been brought to bear upon the slave question. And the records of legislation from Maine to Louisiana, will show a balance of severity against us. So that here the conduct of our opponents turns against their theory.

If the limits of this work would allow, the writer is of the opinion that he could bring to his position a forcible argument from the total scope of Christianity as a system, whose grand centre is "one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in



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