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1778-08-04, Address to Miss [Ph]illis Wheatly, poem
August 8, 1778 address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, a poetess who came to the colonies from Africa when she was eight years old. The address indicated
the poem, based on biblical passages, was written by Jupiter Hammon (1711-ca. 1800), a slave "belonging" to Mr. Joseph Lloyd, and considered to be
America's first Negro poet. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Connecticut Historical Society Library)
Title:   Hartford, August 4, 1778. An address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian poetess, in Boston, who came from Africa at eight years of age, and soon became acquainted with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
OCLC Number:   62811124
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