Excerpt from The African Repository, and Colonial Journal, Vol. 20: April, 1844
Their first object was to solicit children, or young people of the most promising talent and dispositions, to bestow upon them all the time and labor they could devote to them, and when they had q... ualified them to be monitors, they employed them in teaching Others what they themselves knew. In this way, a taste for reading, and the art of reading itself, have been readi diffused over this part of the country, under the influence of the missions. There is nothing so much valued by this people as a book; there is nothing they take so much pleasure in as in reading; there is nothing they are more thankful for than a lesson; all their leisure time is devoted to their books; however, their heads may be occupied, their books have the first place in their hearts wherever they go they carry their books with them, and if you see them in parties about their houses, or in their fields, it will almost invariably be found that they are employed in reading, or in teaching one another to read.
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