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Title: The Garies and Their Friends Author: Frank J.
Webb Release Date: February 21, 2004 [EBook #11214] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE GARIES AND THEIR FRIENDS *** Produced by Suzanne Shell, Beth Scott and PG Distributed Proofreaders THE GARIES AND THEIR FRIENDS Frank J.
Webb 1857 Preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe TO THE LADY NOEL BYRON THIS BOOK IS, BY HER KIND PERMISSION, MOST AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED, WITH PROFOUND RESPECT, BY HER GRATEFUL FRIEND, THE AUTHOR. PREFACE. The book which now appears before the public may be of interest in relation to a question which the late agitation of the subject of slavery has raised in many thoughtful minds; viz.--Are the race at present held as slaves capable of freedom, self-government, and progress? Wed Apr 05 04:08:16 2017 2 The author is a coloured young man, born and reared in the city of Philadelphia. This city, standing as it does on the frontier between free and slave territory, has accumulated naturally a large population of the mixed and African race. Being one of the nearest free cities of any considerable size to the slave territory, it has naturally been a resort of escaping fugitives, or of emancipated slaves. In this city they form a large class--have increased in numbers, wealth, and standing--they constitute a peculiar society of their own, presenting many social peculiarities worthy of interest and attention. The representations of their positions as to wealth and education are reliable, the incidents related are mostly true ones, woven together by a slight web of fiction. The scenes of the...

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