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" ... swallowed a diamond, he is confined in a strong room until the fact can be ascertained. Formerly the punishment inflicted on a negro for smuggling diamonds was confiscation of his person to the state : but it being thought too hard for the owner to... "
Travels in the Interior of Brazil,: Particulary in the Gold and Diamond ... - Page 220
by John Mawe - 1812 - 366 pages
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 74

English literature - 1812
...: but it being thought too hard for the owner to suffer for the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....This is a much lighter punishment than that which iheir owners or any white man would surfer for a similar offence. There is no particular regulation...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1813
...state: but it being thought too hard for the owner to suffer for the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....particular regulation respecting the dress of the negroes : tbey work in the clothes most suitable to the nature of their employment, generally in a waistcoat...
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Travels in South America

William Bingley - South America - 1820 - 346 pages
...A carat is equal to four jeweller's grains, seven of whicli are equal to six grains of troy weight. of the negroes. They work in the clothes most suitable...of their employment, generally in a waistcoat and drawers. Their hours of labour -are from a little before sun-rise till sun-set, half an hour being...
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Annual Register, Volume 54

Edmund Burke - History - 1821
...: but it being thought too hard for the owner to suffer for the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....of drawers, and not naked, as some travellers have slated. Thtir hours of labour are from a little before sun-rise until sun-sett half an hour being allowed...
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The Modern Traveller: (340 p.)

1825
...it being thought too hard, that the owner should suffer for the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....any white man would suffer for a similar offence. * During Mr. Mawe's stay at Tejuco, a stone uf sixteen carats and a half was found. " It was pleasing,"...
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Brazil and Buenos Ayres, Volume 2

1825
...it being thought too hard, that the owner should suffer for the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....any white man would suffer for a similar offence. During Mr. M:nve's slay at Tejuco, a stone of sixteen carats and a half was found. " It was pleasing,"...
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The Universal Traveller: Designed to Introduce Readers at Home to an ...

Charles Augustus Goodrich - Geography - 1836 - 504 pages
...it being thought too hard that the owner should suffer foi the offence of his servant, the penalty has been commuted for personal imprisonment and chastisement....any white man would suffer for a similar offence." After spending several days at Mandanga, Mr. Mawc was conducted to the diamond works at Monteiro, two...
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