Account by Henry Cooke, a runaway slave belonging to Robert C. Nicholas, of a Gospel Meetings in Louisiana, led by William Ellis, another slave, of Virginia. Title, “The Gospel as preached in the South.” The account was given as testimony in New Haven (Connecticut) on January 30, 1844. Cooke epxplains how meetings were arranged, when they were held, how many people attended and what happened if slaves were caught. For excerpts see folder link below.
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Henry Cooke was a slave on the plantation of Robert C. Nicholas located 7 miles from Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Testified in 1844 in New Haven (Connecticut) about Gospel Meetings on plantations. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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