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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 21

60. “A Sermon to Servants,” Harpers New Monthly Magazine (April 1865): 664-66.

Transcript of a sermon delivered several years before the war by preacher to slaves on a plantation he had recently purchased. The preacher uses the sermon to instruct his slaves on their duties and the plantation routine. As such, it provides a glimpse into the daily life of African slaves on Southern plantations before the Civil War.