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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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nothing, and so may be influenced to adopt other feelings.

5th. Let our love and pity for them be manifested in our constant prayer for their good. " Pray for them which despitefully use you." If they curse let us bless, bless and curse not. And while they are doing despite if we can at the throne engage a blessing for them, how much better will be our work for them than theirs for us. I have been told by a pious slave from Annapolis, Maryland, that while the legislature were discussing in an evening session, an oppressive law which was afterwards passed against colored people in that state, he and others held a prayer meeting in a grove, the object of which was to supplicate the blessing of God upon those men in power. How excellent. It is a pattern. It is an excellent one. What was Christ doing for men when they were murdering him'?

6th. I have not overlooked the fact that slavery is the fountain of this bitter stream.



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