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Richard Allen
(1760-1831) born on
Feb 14
US religious leader, activist. He was a leader of free Blacks who opposed the resettlement of free blacks to Africa; first bishop of the Africa Methodist Episcopal Church.
         
   
F
If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or country with them.

R
The Lord was pleased to strengthen us, and remove all fear from us, and disposed our hearts to be as useful as possible.
A
Whereas our ancestors (not of choice) were the first successful cultivators of the wilds of America, we their descendants feel ourselves entitled to participate in the blessings of her luxuriant soil.
N
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and the gospel is free.
K
[W]e who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to. . . be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: How African Americans nursed the population during an 1793 epidemic; in "A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People, during the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia in 1793" with Absalom Jones.
R: How African Americans nursed the population during an 1793 epidemic; in "A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People, during the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia in 1793" with Absalom Jones.
A: Opposing the "American Colonization Society," plan to promote the settlement of free blacks in Africa; Convention of Coloured Citizens of Philadelphia, 20-24 Sep 1830.
N: "Freedom's Journal," 2 Nov 1827.
K: Opposing the "American Colonization Society," plan to promote the settlement of free blacks in Africa; Convention of Coloured Citizens of Philadelphia, 20-24 Sep 1830.
   


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