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‘ [161] brethren. It is written by a colored Bostonian, and breathes the most impassioned and determined spirit. We deprecate its circulation, though we cannot but wonder at the bravery and intelligence of its author. The editor of the Whig must not laugh at Governor Giles: his alarm was natural.’

In a subsequent number of the Genius he again spoke1 of it as ‘a most injudicious publication, yet warranted by the creed of an independent people.’

The law passed by the Georgia Legislature prohibited the admission of free colored persons into the ports of the State, declared ‘the circulation of pamphlets of evil tendency among our domestics’ a capital offence, and

1 G. U. E., Feb. 26, 1830, p. 195.

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