The history of Virginia: from its first settlement to the present day, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Printed for the author, by Dickson & Pescud, 1804 - Slavery
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Page 213 - What further is to be done with them?" join themselves in opposition with those who are actuated by sordid avarice only. Among the Romans emancipation required but one effort. The slave, when made free, might mix with, without staining the blood of his master. But with us a second is necessary, unknown to history. When freed, he is to be removed beyond the reach of mixture.
Page 181 - Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine; and not only that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to Jamestown...
Page 181 - ... desperate estate gave me much cause to respect her. I being the first Christian this proud king and his grim attendants ever saw, and thus...
Page 110 - Three days they used this ceremony; the meaning whereof they told him, was to know if he intended them well or no.
Page 108 - A good time they continued this exercise, and then cast themselves in a ring, dancing in such several postures, and singing and yelling out such hellish notes and screeches; being strangely painted, every one his quiver of arrows, and at his back a club; on his arm a fox or an otter's skin, or some such matter for his vambrace...
Page 110 - ... a pretty while, and then came in three more as ugly as the rest...
Page 183 - ... being of so great a spirit, however her stature. If she should not be well received, seeing this kingdom may rightly have a kingdom by her means, her present love to us and Christianity might turn to such scorn and fury, as to divert all this good to the worst of evil...
Page 107 - Towne (which was but onely thirtie or fortie hunting houses made of Mats, which they remove as they please, as we our tents) all the women and children staring to behold him, the...
Page 212 - This unfortunate difference of color, and perhaps of faculty, is a powerful obstacle to the emancipation of these people. Many of their advocates, while they wish to vindicate the liberty of human nature, are anxious also to preserve its dignity and beauty. Some of these, embarrassed by the question, " What further is to be done with them?
Page 181 - So it is that some ten years ago, being in Virginia and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chief King, I received from this great Savage...

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