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abolition admitted Anti-Slavery Reporter Anti-Slavery Society appears Assembly Barbadoes Berbice British cause charge chartered colonies Christian circumstances clause colonial slavery colonists colour Committee Council of Protection crime crown crown colonies cruelty cultivation Demerara ditto duty effect emancipation enactment England evidence evil fact favour feeling flogged Freetown friends give Governor Hayti honourable humanity Indies inflicted island Jamaica Jamaica Assembly justice labour lashes legislation legislatures letter liberated Africans liberty Lord Bathurst magistrate Majesty's Government manumission master Mauritius measures meeting ment minister missionaries negro object offence oppression Order in Council overseer owner Parliament persons petition plantation planters pledge population possession present principle produce proof proprietors Protector prove provisions punishment religious instruction resolutions respect Robert Farquhar shew Sierra Leone Sir George Murray slave trade statement sugar Sunday tion Trinidad West India whip whole
Page 214 - Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong ; that useth his neighbor's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work...
Page 498 - 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 333 - God on the heart of man ; and by that law, eternal, unchangeable, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they shall reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy, that man can hold property in man ! In vain you appeal to treaties, to covenants between nations.
Page 118 - Continent — to form coalitions which were instantly broken — and to give subsidies which were never earned : This gave birth to the fratricidal war against American liberty, with all its disgraceful defeats, and all its barren victories, and all the massacres of the Indian hatchet, and all the bloody contracts of the Hessian slaughterhouse: This it was which, in the war against the French republic, induced us to send thousands and tens of thousands of our bravest troops to die in West Indian...
Page 468 - There were estates which had neither owners nor managers resident upon * them, yet upon these estates, though abandoned, the negroes continued their labors where there were any, even inferior agents, to guide them ; and on those estates where no white men were left to direct them, they betook themselves to the planting of provisions ; but upon all the plantations where the whites resided, the blacks continued to labor as quietly as before.
Page 390 - As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat With stripes, that Mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast.
Page 333 - Be the appeal made to the understanding or to the heart, the sentence is the same that rejects it. In vain you tell me of laws that sanction such a claim ! There is a law above all the enactments of human codes — the same throughout the world, the...
Page 448 - Hallelujah ! for the LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT reigneth ! The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ ; and He shall reign for ever and ever ! King of kings, and Lord of lords ! HALLELUJAH ! — (Rev.
Page 366 - Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death, A universe of death ; which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good ; Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, unutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceived, Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire.
Page 274 - Committee have to lament that ruin has already taken place, and they must, under a continuance of the present circumstances, anticipate very shortly the bankruptcy of a much larger part of the community, and, in the course of a few years, of the whole class of Sugar Planters, excepting perhaps a very few in peculiar circumstances.