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Sketch of the Life of the Late Thomas Updegraff (Paperback) Loot Price: R312
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Sketch of the Life of the Late Thomas Updegraff (Paperback): Abraham Updegraff

Sketch of the Life of the Late Thomas Updegraff (Paperback)

Abraham Updegraff

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... him." Why did not the Doctor ask the more important question, "Are you a Christian?" After all his eloquence and learning he was only imbued with the spirit of his Master in streaks, which spirit has failed to permeate the whole man. I think I am a Christian, and know I am an Abolitionist, and think they follow each other as the shadow follows the substance. I shall hereafter class Dr. Durbin and Emanuel Swedenbourg in the same category--not condemning them, but regarding them as men failing to obtain the full and entire spirit of true Christianity. Father was for many years the agent at this station of the U. G. R. R., and as this railroad failed to make annual reports, we shall add a short description of its workings. Although there has been several very narrow escapes, this station never lost a passenger. No slave was ever reclaimed after once reaching here by this route. I shall describe one abortive effort with a good deal of exactness. One Saturday night in the year 1844 there was an arrival consigned to my father, very weary, destitute and footsore. They were lodged in his barn, situated at the corner of River and Sugar alleys, and advised to stay over the Sabbath, to rest and recruit, with directions to keep quiet and their wants would be supplied. If they should venture out to go singly, and if danger was apprehended, they were to dodge into the nearest barn or shed. This party consisted of three--a man and wife, and a half-grown lad. The woman had a strong desire to see the last station on this railroad, and turned out singly to explore, passing down River alley to Mulberry street, up Mulberry to cross the canal, then taking the canal bank reached Sugar alley again. That evening's packet-boat had brought her old master and his man, who stopped at ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Abraham Updegraff
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-44639-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-44639-4
Barcode: 9781151446398

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