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Page 8 - their unceasing object had been to frame laws with such adroitness that they might re-enact as much as possible of the ancient system of slavery under a new name.
Page 6 - ... introduce novelty. If your argument were to prevail, we should be called upon to inquire in all cases what is a large and what a small addition.] The question is, whether the plaintiff did not substantially refuse to take the sum he has now thought fit to accept. [MAULE, J.— The inquiry you propose, is, whether, under all the circumstances of the case, it was not reasonable that the defendant should pay the larger sum into court, without prejudice to his rights as to being relieved from costs....
Page 5 - ... confinement, the most ordinary sympathies, the most common decencies, the most imperative necessities of humanity, have been systematically outraged by monsters, to whom the " tender mercy " of colonial functionaries has entrusted the administration of these judicial tortures. Women in an advanced stage of pregnancy, mothers with infants at the breast, young girls, sick and aged apprentices of both sexes, have been consigned, on the slightest pretexts, to those dens of outrage and pollution....
Page 10 - and that the same had not and ought not to have the force of law in the island( and that the authorities would not be justified in acting on it.
Page 1 - August, 1833, an Act was passed for the abolition of slavery throughout the British colonies. Under this Act the name of slave ceased on the 1st of August, 1834; those who previously stood in that relation becoming "apprenticed labourers" to the persons who had been entitled to their services as slaves.