Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence

The Best Speeches Delivered by the Negro from the days of Slavery to the Present Time

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 130,315 / 388 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.1
LoC Category: HM
Downloads: 1,804
Added to site: 2007.08.05
mnybks.net#: 17834
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ul to one wife--the wife of his youth--and the father of an interesting family. Linked with such tender ties, and enlightened with some degree of education, which his indulgent master, M. Bayou, had given him, he fulfilled, up to the moment of the revolt, the duties of a Christian man in slavery.

At the time of the insurrection--in which he took no part--he continued in the peaceable discharge of his duties as coachman; and when the insurgents approached the estate whereon he lived, he accomplished the flight of M. Bayou, whose kind treatment (part of this kindness was teaching this slave to read and write) he repaid by forwarding to him produce for his maintenance while in exile in these United States.

Having thus faithfully acquitted himself as a slave, he turned towards the higher destinies which awaited him as a freeman. With a mind stored with patient reflection upon the biographies of men, the most eminent in civil and military affairs; and deeply versed in the history of the most remarkab

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