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Title: Colored American - December 30, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

When Mr. William Turpin died, he left a large sum with instructions that it be used for the "education and benefit of the colored people." This money was turned over to the Female Asylum for Colored Orphans. The writer believes this is a "mal-appropriation" of the funds and fears that the money will not be used as intended, even though he believes this is a worthy institution.

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

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

Keywords: charity; education; endowment; Female Asylum for Colored Orphans; financial; fund; legacy; philanthropy; Phoenix Society; William Turpin; youth

People: Turpin, William

Organization: Female Asylum for Colored Orphans; Phoenix Society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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