Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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About This Edition

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p. 3

This edition is made available under the imprimatur of DocSouth Books, a cooperative endeavor between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library and the University of North Carolina Press. Titles in DocSouth Books are drawn from the Library’s "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth) digital publishing...

Appeal, &c.

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PREAMBLE.

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pp. 8-12

My dearly beloved Brethren and Fellow Citizens. HAVING travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist—the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction...

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ARTICLE I.

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pp. 13-24

My beloved brethren:—The Indians of North and of South America—the Greeks—the Irish, subjected under the king of Great Britain—the Jews, that ancient people of the Lord—the inhabitants of the islands of the sea— in fine, all the inhabitants of the earth, (except however, the sons of Africa) are called men, and of course...

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ARTICLE II.

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pp. 25-38

Ignorance, my brethren, is a mist, low down into the very dark and almost impenetrable abyss in which, our fathers for many centuries have been plunged. The Christians, and enlightened of Europe, and some of Asia, seeing the ignorance and consequent degradation of our fathers, instead of trying to cnlighten...

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ARTICLE III.

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pp. 39-46

Religion, my brethren, is a substance of deep consideration among all nations of the earth. The Pagans have a kind, as well as the Mahometans, the Jews and the Christians. But pure and undefiled religion, such as was preached by Jesus Christ...

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ARTICLE IV.

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pp. 47-74

MY dearly beloved brethren:—This is a scheme on which so many able writers, together with that very judicious coloured Baltimorean, have commented, that I feel my delicacy about touching it. But as I am compelled to do the will of my...

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A declaration made July 4, 1776.

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pp. 75-77

It says, * "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them. A decent respect...

PART II.

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pp. 78-79