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By Amos J. Beyan (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1349530948

ISBN-13: 9781349530946

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Kizell is a second Paul Cuffee. He has a good mind and considerable knowledge. His writings discover him to be a man of sense and worth. He has a good heart and no one . . [is] more anxious for the temporal and spiritual welfare of the Africans, and their descendants [than him]. He has enlarge views [and he] believes with . . confidence . . [that] the time has arrived when the descendants of Africa abroad shall begin to return to their own country. His mind relies on the promises of God. 16 Hence, Kizell’s misleading statement that the chiefs around the Sherbro Island area had approved the establishment of the proposed American colony on the island was accepted at face value by Mills and Burgess.

They had consciously or unconsciously passed these ideals on to the ACS, which in turn introduced them in Liberia through its representatives such as Dr. Eli Ayres, Jehudi Ashmun, Richard Randall, Joseph Mechlin, John Penney, Ezekiel Skinner, Anthony William, Thomas Buchanan, and Joseph J. Roberts. 00 per copy. It shows the signature of William McClain and Henry Clay, two prominent members of the Colonization Society. 3 The mentioned view is wrong in the sense that the Revolutionary War did bring about such new major developments as America’s independence, political democracy, and checks and balance systems.

I say God will stand at your back and look over your shoulder and see that no ill comes in your path. Faith leads and helps. 15 As noticed, the two Americans accepted the above rhetoric as Kizell’s genuine commitment to the colonization of African Americans in Africa. It is no wonder that they decided to praise him, thus: Mr. Kizell is a second Paul Cuffee. He has a good mind and considerable knowledge. His writings discover him to be a man of sense and worth. He has a good heart and no one . .

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