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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 93

4. Robert Purvis, Remarks of the Life and Character of James Forten, Delivered at Bethel Church, March 30, 1842 (Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, 1842). (18 p.)

Biographical sketch of a free man of color, James Forten (1766-1842), who lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made a fortune as a sail maker, and actively supported the anti-slavery movement.