Death of Bishop Allen

It is with regret that we record the death of the Rev. Richard Allen, first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which occurred at Philadelphia on the 26th of March. His age was 71 years. In every respect, Bishop Allen was an extraordinary man. He labored incessantly, through a long life, for the temporal and spiritual happiness of his colored brethren, and his efforts were crowned with success. The usefulness of his life was inestimable; his death will be in the highest degree afflictive. We hope some of our friends in Philadelphia will write a sketch of his life for publication in the Liberator.
(Liberator, April 9, 1831, pg 3)