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Subtitle: Serious Reflections.

Title: Colored American - July 8, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his dismay at the irony of a country founded on freedom that continues to hold millions of slaves. Continuing the system of slavery in this country is a sin against God and humankind.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 1

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Nostalgic expression of aging in America during the current times. The writer reflects on lost youth and the potential for wisdom in old age. He emphasizes the responsibilites that are available in a life lived in the present. The actions taken now by each person, may affect forever the future of society. "Herein lies the secret to true happiness..."

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 2. On Knowledge.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expresses his belief that knowledge is power, but not without an emphasis on religion. The responsibility in gaining great knowledge is a moral one. He encourages his readers to seek religious knowledge and use it wisely to inspire positive change in the world.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

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