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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South
			
iv                      PREFACE.
much better suited to the tastes and capacities of my
colored readers, and I have used simple and plain Eng-
ish language, discarding the idiomatic and provincial
language of the southern slaves and ignorant whites,
expecting thereby to help educate the blacks in the use
of proper language.
  I am indebted to William H. Rhodes, Esq., attorney
at law, of Newman, Douglas County, Illinois, for his
valuable assistance in the preparation of my manuscript
for the printer. He has re-written the whole of it for
me, and has otherwise assisted me in the matter of plac-
ing the book before the public.
                               CHARLES THOMPSON.
  Newman, Illinois, Aug., 1874.




			
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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South


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