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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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my passage for Liverpool; and being satisfied,
both with the Captain and the ship, I concluded
to go in her, and paid my passage accordingly.
In the afternoon, J. M.

having kindly offered me
a seat in his carriage: I rode with him to his
country house, and was generously entertained
under his hospitable roof.

9th Month, 6th.

This morning I went out with
J. M. to attend upon a black man, who had come
from New-York, to treat for the purchase of a
chaise which J. M. wished to sell, having lately
purchased a new one upon a different construction.
In conversation I gathered a little of the history
of this black man, who by his industry and ma-
nagement, had acquired a considerable freehold
property in houses in the city and could now,
with propriety, indulge his family with the conve-
niency of a chaise.

A few years past he was in very low circum-
stances, but coming under the notice of J. M.

who has been, I believe, amongst the foremost in
befriending the poor blacks, he was put for-
ward and assisted in business, and with so much
success, that he is now become a very respectable
tradesman. Indeed he ranks much higher than many
of those, who have so strenuously contended that
the poor blacks are little or nothing removed from
the brute creation; and that they may be bought,
sold, and degraded, as having neither the feelings
nor faculties of men. So erroneous is this idea,