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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 76

6. A. Mott, Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color. To which Is Added, a Selection of Pieces in Poetry, 2nd ed. (New York: Mahlon Day, 1837). (260 p.)

Compilation of material as described by the title. Someone, probably Mr. Stone, has marked a paragraph occurring in a section entitled “Free People of Color.” “Mr. Gayarre, a member of the Louisiana legislature in 1834, uses this language concerning the colored population in that state, in a report which he submitted to that body.—‘It has been said, that in the colored population of Louisiana, a few respectable individuals could be found. Justice, perhaps, would have required the confession, that the many were respectable, and the few depraved; the many are sober and industrious mechanics, quiet and useful citizens, who are susceptible of noble sentiments and virtues. This homage is due to them, and your committee pays it with pleasure, &c.’”