An evening thought. Salvation by Christ, with penetential cries: composed by Jupiter Hammon, a Negro belonging to Mr. Lloyd, of Queens' Village on Long-Island, the 25th of December, 1760 [broadside]
by Hammon, Jupiter
n.p.: William F. Northrop, 1978. Single 8x10 inch sheet broadside with facsimile printing of the original 1760 poem/prayer on recto and a small Publisher's Notes and limitation number on rear, tan paperstock with faux deckle to all edges. Hammon was a Black poet and a slave who became the first African American to be published in America and is considered to be a founder of African American literature. There is only one copy of the original 1760 broadside known to exist and it is held by the NY Historical Society (per the Publisher's note on rear). (Inventory #: 207038)
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