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Subtitle: A Vestage of Pro-Slavery.

Title: Colored American - October 5, 1839

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an exchange between Samuel Cornish and Philip Bell regarding a statement published in the Friend of Man newspaper. The Friend of Man's brief statement was from a representative of the New York Anti-Slavery Society saying they would not support the Colored American newspaper until it changed its political point of view.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Opinions of the Press.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editorial offers a quote from another newspaper that basically defines the mission statement of the Weekly Advocate. The writer expressed his appreciation for the welcome and support the Weekly Advocate received from other newspapers in the area.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Industry and Genius.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 28, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer praised Philip A. Bell not only for his intellect, but for his "industry." The writer believed that all men of knowledge possessed a drive towards using their knowledge and attaining success through intellectual prowess. This drive and intellect could be beneficial in aiding a downtrodden race. The writer encouraged education and industry.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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