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Title: Colored American - August 19, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a story of being refused a cup of tea at a temperance house. The proprietor of the house said that he didn't want to upset his customers and so he refused to serve the editor of this paper. The writer expresses his opinion of this refusal and included a letter from Thomas Van Rensselaer expressing a similar point of view.

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

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: abolition; American Bible Society; ardent spirits; H. Pattinson; newspaper; prejudice; press; temperance; Tract Society

People: Van Rensselaer, Thomas

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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