Substance of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the 15th May, 1823: On a Motion for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions. With a Preface and Appendixes, Containing the Facts and Reasonings Illustrative of Colonial Bondage

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Page 133 - Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ ; Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers ; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart ; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men...
Page 133 - Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Page 23 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Page xxvi - Majesty's colonies. (2) that, through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Page 3 - History, expressed her concern lest any of the Africans should be carried off without their free consent, declaring, " that it would be detestable and call down the vengeance of Heaven upon the undertakers.
Page 229 - ... or my heirs, or any person or persons claiming, or to claim, by, from, or under me or them ; hereby quitting all claim and demand to them and their posterity.
Page 49 - Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States.
Page xxiii - The London Society for mitigating, and gradually abolishing, the state of slavery throughout the British dominions ;" and that a subscription be entered into for that purpose.
Page 40 - That though the negroes are allowed the afternoons of only one day in every week, they will do as much work in that afternoon, when employed for their own benefit, as in the whole day when employed in their master's service.
Page 193 - ... and Her Majesty is pleased to order, that any of her subjects, committing a breach or violation of this direction shall, upon conviction thereof in any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record or...

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