The Standard of Raleigh, Aug. 20, 1863 A REMARKABLE NEGRO The "North Carolina Presbyterian" mentions the death of a very remarkable Negro, known as "Uncle Moreau" and belonging to GEN. OWEN of Wilmington. He was, according to his own account, ninety-three years of age. We quote the following: "He was born in Western Africa, upon the banks of the Senegal River. His name originally was 'OMEROH' which has gradually been changed into the French title he now bears. He belonged to the tribe of the Fulahs, but from which of the various nations inhabited by this people he came, it is difficult to ascertain. There is no doubt, however, that he is the most remarkable of his tribe ever brought to this country, and is now perhaps the only one of the nation living in the United States. "One of the same was sent back to Africa as early as 1733 by Oglethorpe; another was ransomed and sent to Liberia in 1838; besides these not more than two Fulahs were known in 1855 to be in the limits of the Southern States. "UNCLE MOREAU was brought to this country in 1807, just before the final abolition of the slave trade. He was landed at Charleston. Sometime after he reached this country he fell into the hands of a cruel master, from whom he escaped. After being arrested as a runaway and confined in jail in Fayetteville, he was at length purchased by GEN. OWEN, to whom he belonged at the time of his death. "When UNCLE MOREAU became the property of GEN. OWEN he was a very devout Mohammedan, but he was baptised by the REV. DR. SNODGRASS, then pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, and became a member of that Church. His membership was afterwards transferred to the 1st Church, Wilmington, of which he died a communicant. "His piety was of the highest order, being characterized by a child-like trust in the Saviour that was perhaps never excelled. He spend several months of last year in Fayetteville, a refugee from his home, and during the time though exceedingly feeble in bodily health, he was rarely absent from the house of God during worship. Calling to see him on one occasion, we found him reading his Arabic Bible, which was his constant companion; and he gave us a specimen of his composition in Arabic, which though not equal to others we have seen written earlier in life, does credit to his penmanship in that ancient language. "But the devout, humble Christian, reclaimed from the darkness of heathenism, has passed to the immediate presence of his Saviour. And in the judgment of those now enjoying 'this blessed privilege, who has undergone less change at their transition from earth to heaven than Uncle Moreau.'"
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