Letters on the Necessity of a Prompt Extinction of British Colonial Slavery: Chiefly Addressed to the More Influential Classes ... to which are Added, Thoughts on Compensation (Google eBook)
Hatchard and Son and by T. Combe and Son, Leicester, 1826 - Slaves - 219 pages
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Page 203 - the laws and statutes, to be made there, are not to be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable, to the laws and statutes of this our kingdom of Great Britain.
Page 202 - 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'! Captain Hawkins promised to comply with the injunctions of Elizabeth,
Page 33 - (says he) marched, as by enchantment, towards its ancient splendour; cultivation prospered; every day produced perceptible proofs of its progress. The city of the Cape, and the plantations of the North, rose up again visibly to the eye !' Now I am far from wishing to attribute all this wonderful improvement
Page 56 - for unto him that hath shall be given, but, from him that hath not, shall be taken away that which he hath.
Page 195 - the masters of slaves in what concerns legislation for slavery. However specious their laws may appear, depend upon it they must be ineffectual in their operation. It is in the nature of things that they should be so. Let then the British House
Page 22 - his discernment. These very men, formerly slaves in the Southern States of America and afterwards emancipated in a body at Trinidad, are now earning their own livelihood, and with so much industry and good conduct, that the calumnies originally spread against them have entirely died away." ■ .,..,.. " A third case comprehends those Negroes
Page 65 - heart."—" That which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God.
Page 116 - Ye are the salt of the earth ;"—" Ye are the light of the world,
Page 83 - If we love not our Brother whom we have seen, how can we love God whom we have not seen ?