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Speaker or author: Cole, Thomas, fl. 1837-1838

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker asked his audience to avoid "intoxicating drink" and emphasized his belief that intemperance would lead to "...indolence, poverty and ruin..." He didn't believe that intemperance was a tendency in the black race, but that it might bring down what they had fought so hard to secure. He emphasized piety and temperance in order to set an "example" of respectability, virtue and health to others.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,375 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1837-09

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

Keywords: health; Moral Reform Society; New England Colored Temperance Society; temperance; vice

Organization: New England Colored Temperance Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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