A discourse preached in the Center Church, in New Haven, August 27, 1828, at the funeral of Jehudi Ashmun, exq. Colonial agent of the American colony of Liberia. With the address at the grave by R. R. Gurley.

New Haven: Hezekiah Howe, 1828. First edition, 8vo, pp. 36; wrappers wanting, last couple leaves foxed, otherwise clean and sound. Jehudi Ashmun was a member of the American Colonialization Society, which founded the colony of Liberia. Ashmun moved there and served as the de facto governor, and supported a constitution that gave black citizens the ability to serve in government. He grew ill shortly after his second term and died soon after returning to the States. Leonard Bacon was an influential anti-slavery advocate. His work Slavery Discussed in Occasional Essays from 1833 to 1846 was an influence on Lincoln. American Imprints 32060; not in Afro-Americana. Item #56557

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