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RELIGIOUS AND MORAL POEMS BY NEGRO SERVANT PHILLIS WHEATLEY 1773

RELIGIOUS AND MORAL POEMS BY NEGRO SERVANT PHILLIS WHEATLEY 1773

ByPHILLIS WHEATLEY

To the PUBLIC. AS it has been repeatedly suggested to the Publisher, by Persons, who have seen the Manuscript, that Num- bers would be ready to suspect they were not really the Writings of PHILLIS, he has procured the following Attestation, from the most respectable Characters in Boston, that none might have the least Ground for disputing their Original. WE whose Names are under-written, do assure the World, that the POEMS specified in the following Page,* were (as we verily believe) written by Phillis, a young Negro Girl, who was but a few Years since, brought an uncultivated Barbarian from Africa, and has ever since been, and now is, under the Disadvantage of serving as a Slave in a Family in this Town. She has been examin- ed by some of the best Judges, and is thought qualified to write them. His Excellency THOMAS HUTCHINSON, Governor. The Hon. ANDREW OLIVER, Lieutenant-Governor. Boston Mass. 1773

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Publication Date
Oct 1, 2011
Language
English
Category
Religion & Spirituality
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All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): PHILLIS WHEATLEY

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