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    INTRODUCTION.   Table of Contents     AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  --  OF
  --  AMANDA SMITH.  --  CHAPTER I.
  --  BIRTH, PARENTAGE AND DELIVERANCE FROM SLAVERY THROUGH THE CONVERSION  --   OF MY MOTHER'S YOUNG MISTRESS--MY PIOUS GRANDMOTHER.

Smith, Amanda
An autobiograpy

- CONTENTS.

CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER I... 17

BIRTH, PARENTAGE AND DELIVERANCE FROM SLAVERY THROUGH THE CONVERSION OF MY MOTHER'S YOUNG MISTRESS--MY PIOUS GRANDMOTHER.

CHAPTER II... 24

REMOVAL TO PENNSYLVANIA--GOING TO SCHOOL--FIRST RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES--PERNICIOUS READING.

CHAPTER III...

SOME OF THE REMEMBRANCES OF MY GIRLHOOD DAYS--HELPING RUNAWAYS--MY MOTHER AROUSED--A NARROW ESCAPE--A TOUCHING STORY.

CHAPTER IV... 39

MOVING FROM LOWE'S FARM--MARRIAGE--CONVERSION.

CHAPTER V... 50

HOW I BOUGHT MY SISTER FRANCES AND HOW THE LORD PAID THE DEBT.

CHAPTER VI... 57

MARRIAGE AND DISAPPOINTED HOPES--RETURN TO PHILADELPHIA--A STRANGER IN NEW YORK--MOTHER JONES' HELP--DEATH OF MY FATHER.

CHAPTER VII... 73

THE BLESSING--ABOUT SEEKING SANCTIFICATION BY WORKS.

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CHAPTER VIII... 92

MY FIRST TEMPTATION, AND OTHER EXPERIENCES--I GO TO NEW UTRECHT TO SEE MY HUSBAND--A LITTLE EXPERIENCE AT BEDFORD STREET CHURCH, NEW YORK--FAITH HEALING.

CHAPTER IX... 103

VARIOUS EXPERIENCES--HIS PRESENCE--OBEDIENCE--MY TEMPTATION TO LEAVE THE CHURCH--WHAT PEOPLE THINK--SATISFIED.

CHAPTER X... 121

"THY WILL BE DONE," AND HOW THE SPIRIT TAUGHT ME ITS MEANING, ALSO THAT OF SOME OTHER PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE--MY DAUGHTER MAZIE'S CONVERSION.

CHAPTER XI... 132

MY CALL TO GO OUT--AN ATTACK FROM SATAN--HIS SNARE BROKEN--MY PERPLEXITY IN REGARD TO THE TRINITY--MANIFESTATION OF JESUS--WAS IT A DREAM?

CHAPTER XII... 147

MY LAST CALL--HOW I OBEYED IT, AND WHAT WAS THE RESULT.

CHAPTER XIII... 164

MY REMEMBRANCES OF CAMP MEETING--SECOND CAMP MEETING--SINGING--OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE.

CHAPTER XIV... 176

KENNEBUNK CAMP MEETING--HOW I GOT THERE, AND WAS ENTERTAINED--A GAZING STOCK--HAMILTON CAMP MEETING--A TRIP TO VERMONT--THE LOST TRUNK, AND HOW IT WAS FOUND.

CHAPTER XV... 193

MY EXPERIENCE AT DR. TAYLOR'S CHURCH, NEW YORK, AND ELSEWHERE--THE GENERAL CONFERENCE AT NASHVILLE--HOW I WAS TREATED AND HOW IT ALL CAME OUT--HOW THINGS CHANGE.

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CHAPTER XVI... 205

HOW I GOT TO KNOXVILLE, TENN., TO THE NATIONAL CAMP MEETING, AND WHAT FOLLOWED.

CHAPTER XVII... 215

SEA CLIFF CAMP MEETING, JULY, 1872--FIRST THOUGHTS OF AFRICA--MAZIE'S EDUCATION AND MARRIAGE--MY EXPERIENCE AT YARMOUTH.

CHAPTER XIX... 225

PITTMAN CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA--HOW I BECAME THE OWNER OF A HOUSE, AND WHAT BECAME OF IT--THE MAYFLOWER MISSION, BROOKLYN--AT DR. CUYLER'S.

CHAPTER XIX... 240

BROOKLYN--CALL TO GO TO ENGLAND--BALTIMORE--VOYAGE OVER.

CHAPTER XX... 255

LIME STREET STATION, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, AND THE RECEPTION I MET WITH THERE--PAGES FROM MY DIARY.

CHAPTER XXI... 266

VISIT TO SCOTLAND, LONDON, AND OTHER PLACES--CONVERSATION WITH A CURATE--GREAT MEETING AT PERTH--HOW I CAME TO GO TO INDIA.

CHAPTER XXII... 286

IN PARIS--ON THE WAY TO INDIA--FLORENCE--ROME--NAPLES--EGYPT.

CHAPTER XXIII... 300

INDIA--NOTES FROM MY DIARY--BASSIM--A BLESSING AT FAMILY PRAYER--NAINI TAJ--TERRIBLE FLOODS AND DESTRUCTION OF LIFE.

CHAPTER XXIV... 317

THE GREAT MEETING AT BANGALORE--THE ORPHANAGE AT COLAR--BURMAH--CALCUTTA--ENGLAND.

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CHAPTER XXV... 331

AFRICA--INCIDENTS OF THE VOYAGE--MONROVIA--FIRST FOURTH OF JULY THERE--A SCHOOL FOR BOYS--CAPE PALMAS--BASSA--TEMPERANCE WORK--THOMAS ANDERSON

CHAPTER XXVI... 346

FORTSVILLE--TEMPERANCE MEETINGS--EVIL CUSTOMS--THOMAS BROWN--BALAAM--JOTTINGS FROM THE JUNK RIVER--BROTHER HARRIS IS SANCTIFIED.

CHAPTER XXVII... 362

CONFERENCE AT MONROVIA--ENTERTAINING THE BISHOP--SIERRA LEONE--GRAND CANARY--A STRANGE DREAM--CONFERENCE AT BASSA--BISHOP TAYLOR.

CHAPTER XXVIII... 378

OLD CALABAR--VICTORIA'S JUBILEE--CAPE MOUNT--CLAY-ASHLAND HOLINESS ASSOCIATION--RELIGION OF AFRICA--TRIAL FOR WITCHCRAFT--THE WOMEN OF AFRICA.

CHAPTER XXIX... 393

HOW I CAME TO TAKE LITTLE BOB--TEACHING HIM TO READ--HIS CONVERSION--SOME OF HIS TRIALS, AND HOW HE MET THEM--BOB GOES TO SCHOOL.

CHAPTER XXX... 406

NATIVE BABIES--VISIT TO CREEKTOWN--NATIVE SUPERSTITIONS--PRODUCTS OF AFRICA--DISAPPOINTED EMIGRANTS.

CHAPTER XXXI... 418

LIBERIA--BUILDINGS--THE RAINY SEASON--SIERRA LEONE--ITS PEOPLE--SCHOOLS--WHITE MISSIONARIES--COMMON SENSE NEEDED--BROTHER JOHNSON'S EXPERIENCE--HOW WE GET ON IN AFRICA.

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CHAPTER XXXII... 431

CAPE PALMAS--HOW I GOT THERE--BROTHER WARE--BROTHER SHARPER'S EXPERIENCE--A GREAT REVIVAL.

CHAPTER XXXIII... 451

EMIGRATION TO LIBERIA--SCHOOLS OF LIBERIA--MISSION SCHOOLS--FALSE IMPRESSIONS--IGNORANCE AND HELPLESSNESS OF EMIGRANTS--AFRICAN ARISTOCRACY.

CHAPTER XXXIV... 466

LETTERS AND TESTIMONIALS--BISHOP TAYLOR--CHURCH AT MONROVIA--UPPER CALDWELL--SIERRA LEONE--GREENVILLE--CAPE PALMAS--BAND OF HOPE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY AT MONROVIA--LETTERS--MRS. PAYNE--MRS. DENMAN--MRS. INSKIP--REV. EDGAR M. LEVY--ANNIE WITTENMYER--DR. DORCHESTER--MARGARET BOTTOME--MISS WILLARD--LADY HENRY SOMERSET.

CHAPTER XXXV... 486

RETURN TO LIVERPOOL--FAITH HEALING--BISHOP TAYLOR LEAVES AGAIN FOR AFRICA--USE OF MEANS--THE STORY OF MY BONNET--TOKENS OF GOD'S HELP AFTER MY RETURN FROM AFRICA.

CHAPTER XXXVI... 498

WORK IN ENGLAND--IN LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, AND VARIOUS OTHER PLACES--I GO TO SCOTLAND AND IRELAND--SECURE PASSAGE TO NEW YORK--INCIDENTS OF THE VOYAGE--HOME AGAIN--CONCLUDING WORDS.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Mrs. Amanda Smith , ... Frontispiece.

Mr. Samuel Berry, Father of Amanda Smith , . 62

Mazie D. Smith , ... 124

Market Place, Bombay , ... 300

Preparing a Meal, Bombay , ... 304

Hill Men, Naini Tal , ... 310

Niani Tal, Before the Land Slide , ... 314

Native Christian Family, India , ... 324

Cooper's Wharf, Monrovia , ... 332

The Paine Family , ... 336

Ashman Street, Monrovia , ... 338

My First Sunday School, Plukie , ... 348

Home of President Johnson , ... 352

Native Soldiers, Liberia , ... 356

Home of Late President Roberts , ... 364

Kate Roach, Sierre Leone , ... 368

On the St. Paul River , ... 372

General Sherman's House, Monrovia , ... 380

Frances, Native Bassa Girl , ... 390

Bob , ... 396

Baptist Mission Station , ... 420

Boys of Mission School , ... 422

Mission School, Rotifunk , ... 424

Cape Palmas , ... 432

Bishop Taylor Holding a Palaver , ... 456

The Receptacle for Emigrants, Liberia , ... 460


    INTRODUCTION.   Table of Contents     AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  --  OF
  --  AMANDA SMITH.  --  CHAPTER I.
  --  BIRTH, PARENTAGE AND DELIVERANCE FROM SLAVERY THROUGH THE CONVERSION  --   OF MY MOTHER'S YOUNG MISTRESS--MY PIOUS GRANDMOTHER.