The Happy Negro.

New York: American Tract, 1825.

To Which are added, the Praying Soldier and the Profligate Reclaimed. title vignette of the author meeting a slave. 8pp. 12mo, self wrappers; (large piece of bottom of title page lacking with loss of two words of imprint and a few words of the bottom line of the first page of text, light foxing). [New York]: American Tract Society, n.d., [ca. 1825].

Author was one of the under-secretaries of state for the colonies. "He went to America in 1774, accompanied the British army from 1776 to 1778..." DNB XVII, p. 1192. During his stay in New York City he travelled to a farm. He writes of his conversation with a slave he met there. The slave was literate and read the Bible. The author writes mostly on his and the slave's views on the Bible and religion. This edition not in Shoemaker. Library Company of Philadelphia, Afro- Americana 9284.

Binding: Paperback
Language: English

Price: $300.00

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