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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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the fruit of this prejudice. It is pretended that those who crow, and whine, and bellow about the streets after colored people, are neither numerous nor respectable; but we are better informed on the subject. Many of their ladies are addicted to very silly behavior. On the public streets they act like perfect mimic mistresses. I have seen them prance and scud for the sake of walking before a colored person on the side walk! I have seen them poise their parasol, with evident intention to rake my hat in passing!

7th. The tendency of this prejudice is to sacraligion : abuse of sacred things. Are not those sacrilegious who carry this mean feeling into the house of God? Who has authorized the division of the church of God into white and black divisions ?

Not long since, I stepped into the conference room of a church on Main street in this city, while the bell was ringing for prayer meeting, thinking I should like to know whether they had any prospect of a



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