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Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom); From 1789 to 1876; With a Preface (Classic Reprint)
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Publication Date: 2018-01-05
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Excerpt from Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"); From 1789 to 1876; With a Preface
N Rev. J. Henson's visit to England, Samuel Morley, Esq, m.p., and George Sturge, kindly undertook to be the treasurers of the fund to liquidate the claims of his mortgagees.
In response to our request for a few words intro ductory to Uncle Tom's Life, we have the follow ing from george sturge. My knowledge of Josiah Henson dates from his visit to this country twenty-five years ago, when my late brother Thomas Sturge, with other friends of the negro race, helped to establish 'the Dawn Institute for the Education of Coloured People in Canada.' I regard Josiah Henson in many respects as a remarkable man. When I contemplate his unselfish efforts (at great risk to himself) to rescue his brethren in slavery, after he had obtained his own liberty, and his labours as a free man to educate and enlighten them, I consider that there are few men now living who have done so much for the negro race. When it is remembered, too, that he was a slave for forty-two years, his life affords an encouraging example of what may be done, even by one who has laboured under the greatest disadvantages, who is earnestly desirous to benefit his race. His Christian simplicity, and the absence of all bitter feeling towards those who have oppressed him, will have commended him to all who have made his acquaintance. The life of Uncle Tom,' now ex tended in its records to the present date, will be found by its readers to possess deep interest, and will doubtless be favourably received. On submitting these observations to samuel morley, his remark was, I thoroughly agree with them.
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