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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07606 Author/Creator: Place Written: New Haven, [Conn.] Type: Document Date: 1840/09 Pagination: 1 p. 24.5 x 19.6 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07606 Author/Creator: Place Written: New Haven, [Conn.] Type: Document Date: 1840/09 Pagination: 1 p. 24.5 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: "Here are thirty men taken out of the midst of a heathen nation in the interior of Africa, and in the providence of God thrown on the shores of New England. If they should be delivered from the fangs of wicked oppressors, (for which many prayers ascend to God,) they will be sent back to their native continent. Shall we not then by every means in our power, during the short period they remain among us, use every effort for their instruction and conversion...?" Signed Leonard Bacon, Henry G. Ludlow, and Amos Townsend, Jr.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlave TradeSlaveryMutinySlave RebellionGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsReligionEducationAfrica

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