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Prince Saunders
Posted by: Fran Henle Taylor (ID *****3679) Date: May 22, 2006 at 11:24:29
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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1840

Boston: Published by David H. Williams.
New York: Collins, Keese, and Company
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, and Company

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1839, by
David H. Williams, In the Clerk’s Office of the District of Massachusetts

Cambridge: Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, Printers to the University.


Pages 302 – 319

Feb. – At Port-au-Prince, Hayti, Prince Saunders, Attorney General of Hayti, one of the best educated men of color in America; and a man of talents and respectability. He was born at Thetford, Vt. About 1806, he was employed to teach a free colored school at Colchester in Connecticut, and afterwards in Boston. From Boston he went to Hayti, where he was employed by Christophe to improve the state of education in his dominions, and was sent to England to procure means of instruction. In England he was treated with great respect; and his Christian name being mistaken for his title, he was conversant with the nobility, and admitted to the society of the Prince Regent. After remaining a short time in Hayti, subsequently to his visit to England, he returned to this country, studied divinity, and at one time officiated in a church in Pennsylvania. After a while, he again returned to Hayti, and at the time of his death was the Attorney-General for the government

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