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Robert Purvis
(1810-1898) born on
US activist, Underground Railroad organizer. He unsuccessfully protested the disenfranchisement of blacks in Philadelphia, 1830s; cofounded the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1833.
         
   
F
. . . what a burning shame it is that many of the pieces on the subject of slavery and the slave trade, contained in different school books, have been lost sight of, or been subject to the pruning knife of the slaveholding expurgatorial system!

R
To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie.
A
I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for. Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury by telling me it's for my own good; of that I am to be the judge.
N
We love our native country, much as it has wronged us; and in the peaceable exercise of our inalienable rights, we will cling to it . . . Will you starve our patriotism?
K
It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to Willima Garrison, 5 Mar 1842.
R: Letter to Willima Garrison, 5 Mar 1842.
A: Letter to Senator S. C. Pomroy, 1862.
N: "Appeal of Forty Thousan Citizens, Threatened with Disfranchissement, to the People of Pennsylvania," 1837.
K: "Appeal of Forty Thousan Citizens, Threatened with Disfranchissement, to the People of Pennsylvania," 1837.
   


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