A Speedy End to Slavery in Our West India Colonies: By Safe, Effectual, and Equitable Means for the Benefit of All Parties Concerned

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W. Phillips, 1825 - Antislavery movements - 123 pages
 

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Page 79 - 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 93 - It is most unfortunate for the cause of the planters, that they did not speak out in time. They did not say, as they ought to have said, to the first advocates of missions and education, We shall not tolerate your plans till you prove to us that they are safe and necessary ; we shall not suffer you to enlighten our slaves, who are by law our property, till you can demonstrate that when they are made religious and knowing they will still continue to be our slaves.
Page 119 - And we do further publish and declare, that all children of any of our natural-born subjects of England to be born in Jamaica shall from their respective births be reputed to be, and shall be, free denizens of England, and shall have the same privileges, to all intents and purposes, as our free-born subjects of England...
Page 112 - When the knight had descended the stairs, and saw Ralph Roebuck, he shrieked aloud with surprise and gladness, " O thou good and faithful servant ! enter into the joy of thy lord ! " " God's blood !
Page 45 - Equity and good conscience require that the husband shall not profit by his own wrong, and that restitution shall be made to the wife of the property which she brought to the husband, or a suitable sum in lieu thereof be allowed out of his estate, so far as may be done consistently with the preservation of the rights of each, and also that a fair division shall be made, taking into consideration the relative wants, circumstances...
Page 111 - Naked came we into this world, and naked must we go out. Every man should regard himself as a trustee of that which he has been taught to call his own. His powers, physical and mental, are his "capital," but they are capital held in trust for the general welfare.
Page 2 - I believe almost universally, have given up in hopeless despair the present existing race of slaves, as unfit subjects for general emancipation ; and only aim at ameliorating their condition as slaves.
Page 111 - And granted him a patent to bear for his crest a demi Moor bound with a cord. — And to do him the greater honor, Clarencieux, King at Arms, was commanded to wait on him in proper form with the patent.

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