- If sons are born to them, there will be no one to circumcise them, if any get married, there will be no one to give the nuptial blessings. - "Cities of the Dawn", J. Ewing Ritchie.
- At that time the Lord said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.
- Be it how it will, I am of Opinion, that they are descended from Asia, and not Africa; because in their copper Colour, long black Hair, strait proper Shape, and haughty Carriage, they are somewhat like the East- Indians; whereas they seem to be of a different Breed from the Negroes, who are blacker, have uglier Faces and Bodies, and are of a more servile Carriage, and slavish Temper: Besides, the Africans circumcise, which with other Jewish Customs, I imagine, they may derive from Egypt; whereas the Indians use no such Practices: Moreover they hate, and despise the very Sight of a Negroe; but they seem to like an East- Indian, and fear and revere the Whites. - "The Present State of Virginia", Hugh Jones.