Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Colour: To which is Added, a Selection of Pieces in Poetry

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order of the trustees of the residuary estate of Lindley Murray, 1839 - African Americans - 408 pages
One of the earliest compilations of biographies of African Americans, prominent, mythical, and unknown.

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Page 110 - Man that is born of a woman Is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
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Page 76 - I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there ye may be also.
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