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"The Gospel As Preached in the South"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00873

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1843-1844

Conditions Governing Access:

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Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

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: .

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Language

English

Acquisition Information:

Purchase.

Physical Description

1 item

Title
Guide to the "The Gospel As Preached in the South"
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.
Date
2009-01-31
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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