Memoirs of the REV. Samuel J. Mills; Late Missionary to the South Western Section of the United States, and Agent of the American Colonization Society, Deputed to Explore the Coast of Africa
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...this tour. "Philadelphia, July 15, 1817. "DEAR BROTHER, "I arrived in this place yesterday from Baltimore. I collected for the Mission School, while in the state of Virginia, about fifteen hundred dollars. I received at Baltimore, and two or three other places in Maryland, for the African School, about eight hundred dollars. "I wish you to inquire whether Paul CufFee is in New-York. About a week ago his vessel arrived there from Port-au-Prince: she is called the brig Traveller, Seabury, captain. I wish you to inform me immediately if he is in the city. Do not neglect this request. Brother C left Baltimore last Monday. He obtained at that place between seven and eight hundred dollars, for the Cherokee Schools. "Your friend and brother, - SAMUEL J. MILLS. "Rev.W S." In the above commucication Mr. Mills mentions a name which he never repeated without delight. Paul Cuffee was a distinguished ornament to the African race. He was a native of one of the Elizabeth Islands, near New-Bedford; and though educated in all the obscurity and penury of the great body of men of colour, rose to affluence, respecta bility, and distinction, by the energy of a mind that was equal to the noblest enterprise, and the benevolence of a heart singularly devoted to doing good. Long will the sympathies of Paul be remembered in behalf of degenerate Africa. No cause lay nearer his heart than the intellectual, civil, and moral elevation of that injured people. To advance this cause, he undertook, at his own expense, and in his own vessel, an expedition to the British settlement at Sierra Leone; he went to England for the purpose of suggesting his views to the Managers of the African Institution; and, after his return, made a second voyage...
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