MEN OF MARK.
of Wittenberg, and the degree of doctor was conferred upon
him. The title of one of these was 'Dissertio inauguralis
philosophica dehumanse mentis Apatheia : sensensionis ac
facultates sentiendi in mente humanas absentia, et earum
in corpore nostro organico ac vivo praesentia, quam prae-
side, etc., publice defendit autor Aut. Guil. Amo Guinea—
afer philosophic, ect. L. C. magister, etc., 1734, 4°
Another was entitled ' Disputatio philosophica continens
ideam distiectam earum quae competunt vel menti vel
corpori nostro viva et organico, quam consentiente
amplissimorum philosophorum ordine praeside M. Aut.
Guil. Amo, Guinea—afer defendit Joa. Theod. Mainer,
philos., et J. V Cultor, in 4°, 1734, Wittenbergae.'
At the conclusion of these works are letters of approba¬
tion from the rector of the University of Wittenberg, who,
in speaking of one of them, said: "It underwent no change,
because it was well executed, and indicates a mind exer¬
cised in reflection." In a letter addressed to him by the
president, he styles Amo, " vir nobilissime et clarissime."
The University of Wittenberg has not evinced a belief in the
absurd prejudice which exists against the colored portion
The Court of Berlin conferred upon Amo the title of
Counselor of State, but after the death of his benefactress,
the Princess of Brunswick, Amo fell into a profound mel¬
ancholy, and resolved to leave Europe, in which he had
resided for thirty years, and to return to the place of his
birth at Axim, on the gold coast. There he received, in
1753, a visit from the intelligent traveler, David Henry