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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 97 pages of information about Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life.

[21] See Freedom’s Journal for Nov. 2d, 1827—­vol. 1, No. 34.

[22] I mean those whose labors for the good, or rather destruction of Jerusalem, and the Jews.  Ceased before our Lord entered the Temple, and over turned the tables of the Money Changers.

[23] How many millions souls of the human family have the blacks, beat nearly to death, to keep them from learning to read the Word of God and from writing.  And telling lies about them, by holding them up to the world as a tribe of TALKING APES, void of intellect!!! incapable of LEARNING, &c.

[24] And still hold us up with indignity as being incapable of acquiring knowledge!!!  See the inconsistency of the assertions of those wretches—­they beat us inhumanly, sometimes almost to death, for attempting to inform ourselves, by reading the Word of our Maker, and at the same time tell us, that we are beings void of intellect!!!!! How admirably their practices agree with their professions in this case.  Let me cry shame upon you Americans, for such outrages upon human nature!!!  If it were possible for the whites always to keep us ignorant and miserable, and make us work to enrich them and their children, and insult our feelings by representing us as talking Apes, what would they do?  But glory honour and praise to Heaven’s King, that the sons and daughters of Africa, will, in spite of all the opposition of their enemies, stand forth in all the dignity and glory that is granted by the Lord to his creature man.

[25] Those who are ignorant enough to go to Africa, the coloured people ought to be glad to have them go, for if they are ignorant enough to let the whites fool them off to Africa, they would be no small injury to us if they reside in this country.

[26] See St. Mathew’s Gospel, chap, xviii. v. 6.

[27] You are not astonished at my saying we hate you, for if we are men, we cannot but hate you, while you are treating us like dogs.

[28] Some of my brethren, who are sensible, do not take an interest in enlightening the minds of our more ignorant brethren respecting this Book, and in reading it to them, just as though they will not have either to rise or fall by what is written in this book.  Do they believe that I would be so foolish as to put out a book of this kind, without strict—­ah! very strict commandments of the Lord!—­Surely the blacks and whites must think that I am ignorant enough.  Do they think that I would have the audacious wickedness to take the name of my God in vain?

Notice, I said in the concluding clause of Article 3—­I call God, I call Angels, I call men to witness, that the destruction of the Americans is at hand, and will be speedily consumated unless they repent.  Now I wonder if the world think that I would take the name of God in this way in vain?  What do they think I take God to be?  Do they suppose that I would trifle with that God who will not have his holy name taken in vain?—­He will show you and the world, in due time, whether this book is for his glory, or written by me through envy to the whites, as some have represented.

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