Annual Report of the Edinburgh Society for Promoting the Mitigation and Ultimate Abolition of Negro Slavery

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Page 15 - 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 20 - That it is expedient to adopt effectual and decisive measures for ameliorating the condition of the Slave Population in his Majesty's colonies. 2. That through a determined and persevering, but 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 32 - January, 1865, showed that the total population of the grand-duchy had risen to 1,798,909, or at the rate of one and a half per cent. per annum.
Page 25 - ... am much distressed, my Lord, that my expectations have not been answered; and such is the increasing severity and cruelty which is now practised WITH IMPUNITY, that although I am very conscious of the difficulty which has hitherto presented itself to his Majesty's government upon the general question of the administration of justice in Honduras, I am most reluctantly constrained to bring the subject again under your Lordship's consideration. The result of a trial, which was instituted on the...
Page 25 - I have the most heartfelt gratification in assuring your lordship that it is scarcely possible it can be meliorated. " So great is the kindness, the liberality, the indulgent care of the wood-cutters towards their Negroes, that Slavery would scarcely be known to exist in this country was it not for a few unprincipled adventurers in the town of Belize, who exercise authority over their one or two Slaves in a manner very different from the great body of the community.
Page 38 - East and West India Sugar; or a Refutation of the Claims of the West India Colonists to a Protecting Duty on East India Sugar (London, 1823), 37.
Page 17 - Council, as pregnant with inevitable ruin to their interests : ' We have read (thus they remonstrate) with grief and dismay the order in Council, declared to be intended for the improvement of the condition of the slaves in the colonies ; and we earnestly implore the Governor to stay the promulgation and execution of the order.
Page 7 - it "2. That, through a determined and persevering, but 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...
Page 18 - Colonies;" and they gave it as their solemn conviction, that " the execution of its whole provisions will inevitably prove ruinous to the property of the Master, injurious and demoralizing to the Slave, peculiarly hazardous to the lives of the free Coloured inhabitants, and totally subversive of our gracious. Sovereign's benign intentions.
Page 14 - ... fruits of that system, the primary feature of which is Religious Instruction — and with, and proceeding from, that instruction, the inculcation of moral and industrious habits — the superiority of the mountain roads — the cleanness and respectable appearance of the Villages: —but, above all, the immense...

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