LIUHT AND TRUTH.
protracted and almost supernatural punishment betokens
The Moors.—Their dress is handsome; a sort of short
shirt with wide sleeves, over which comes a cloth vest,
fastened with small buttons and loops, embroidered richly
with gold and silver; they wear linen drawers, with
broad silk scarfs round their waist, in which they stick a
large knife, with a curiously ornamented handle.
The word negro is considered insulting, and is used as
an epithet of contempt to the colored people. It has
been long used by our common enemies in America.
It is not only insulting, but very improper for any one to
make use of it. Our friends, the friends of Christ, would
do well to consider this, and never write or publish it
again to the world. Let it be remembered that it is as
wicked for a Christian to swear as to call a disciple of
Christ a negro. Men of Africa were chosen by Christ
our Lord to go and preach the everlasting gospel
to every creature. See the sons of Africa who came to
Antioch, preaching the Lord Jesus. Acts xi. 20. Men
of Cyprus, an island of Africa, and of Cyrene, a city on
the Mediterranean, in Africa.
In the third century the Church of Christ was ably
defended by the celebrated sons of Africa, Origen and
Cyprian, learned Christian writers, commonly called
Fathers, and St. Chrysostom, and St. Augustine, learned
and eloquent Fathers in the Church of Christ, and many
I am authorized by the word of God to say, whosoever
makes use ofthe word negro, applying it to us as a peo¬
ple, after the light and truth have been proclaimed, are
neither friends to God nor man. " I say unto you, inas¬
much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these,
my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matt. xxv. 40.
To call a person a negro, in the East, is expressive of
the highest contempt.
The dark Spaniard is proud of his descent from the
African Moor, who first taught Europe the use of the
Arabic figures, &c. The Arab of Africa, the most ma¬
jestic of men, with his piercing eye and flowing beard, is
the descendant and representative of Abraham.