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The Resource A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 : and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications, by A.J. and R.A

A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 : and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications, by A.J. and R.A

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A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 : and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications
Title
A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793
Title remainder
and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications
Statement of responsibility
by A.J. and R.A
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Contributor
Subject
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Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
27170
Citation source
Evans
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1746-1818
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Jones, Absalom
Index
no index present
LC call number
F158.44
LC item number
.J7
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • WZ 270
  • Film 60-12 no. 8
  • Film 633 reel 57 no. 1079
NLM item number
J76r 1794
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1760-1831
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Allen, Richard
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  • Carey, Mathew
  • Yellow fever
  • Yellow fever
  • African Americans
  • African American nurses
  • Yellow Fever
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Social Problems
  • Terminal Care
Label
A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 : and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications, by A.J. and R.A
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  • Signatures: A-B¡ C℗
  • "To Matthew Clarkson, esq. mayor of the city of Philadelphia [with reply]": p. 21-23. "An address to those who keep slaves, and approve the practice": p. 23-26. "To the people of colour": p. 26-27. "A short address to the friends of him who hath no helper" [signed Absalom Jones, Richard Allen, followed by five stanzas of verse]: p. 27-28
  • The "publications" referred to in the title are those of Mathew Carey, and the writers take particular exception to the paragraph in his "Short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia ..." Phila., 1793, where he says "At an early stage of the disorder, the elders of the African church met, and offered their services to the mayor, to procure nurses for the sick, and to assist in burying the dead
  • Their offers were accepted; and Absalom Jones and Richard Allen undertook the former department, that of furnishing nurses, and William Gray, the latter--the interment of the dead. The great demand for nurses afforded an opportunity for imposition, which was eagerly seized by some of the vilest of the blacks ... But it is wrong to cast a censure on the whole for this sort of conduct, as many people have done. The services of Jones, Allen, and Gray, and others of their colour have been very great, and demand public gratitude."
  • Carey replied to this "Narrative" and to a criticism signed "Argus", in "Address of M. Carey to the public. [Philadelphia, 1794]" (8 p.)
Control code
000120919
Dimensions
19 cm. (12mo)
Extent
28 p.
Lccn
02013737
Note
Library's copy is in a pamphlet binder (27 cm.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 120919
  • 121106
  • (OCoLC)ocm07103636
  • (OCoLC)7103636
Label
A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 : and a refutation of some censures thrown upon them in some late publications, by A.J. and R.A
Link
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-B¡ C℗
  • "To Matthew Clarkson, esq. mayor of the city of Philadelphia [with reply]": p. 21-23. "An address to those who keep slaves, and approve the practice": p. 23-26. "To the people of colour": p. 26-27. "A short address to the friends of him who hath no helper" [signed Absalom Jones, Richard Allen, followed by five stanzas of verse]: p. 27-28
  • The "publications" referred to in the title are those of Mathew Carey, and the writers take particular exception to the paragraph in his "Short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia ..." Phila., 1793, where he says "At an early stage of the disorder, the elders of the African church met, and offered their services to the mayor, to procure nurses for the sick, and to assist in burying the dead
  • Their offers were accepted; and Absalom Jones and Richard Allen undertook the former department, that of furnishing nurses, and William Gray, the latter--the interment of the dead. The great demand for nurses afforded an opportunity for imposition, which was eagerly seized by some of the vilest of the blacks ... But it is wrong to cast a censure on the whole for this sort of conduct, as many people have done. The services of Jones, Allen, and Gray, and others of their colour have been very great, and demand public gratitude."
  • Carey replied to this "Narrative" and to a criticism signed "Argus", in "Address of M. Carey to the public. [Philadelphia, 1794]" (8 p.)
Control code
000120919
Dimensions
19 cm. (12mo)
Extent
28 p.
Lccn
02013737
Note
Library's copy is in a pamphlet binder (27 cm.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 120919
  • 121106
  • (OCoLC)ocm07103636
  • (OCoLC)7103636

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