Negro History: 1553-1903 (Google eBook)

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The Library Company of Phil, 1969 - History - 83 pages
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Page 74 - THE SACRED RIGHTS OF MANKIND ARE NOT TO BE RUMMAGED FOR AMONG OLD PARCHMENTS OR MUSTY RECORDS. THEY ARE WRITTEN, AS WITH A SUNBEAM, IN THE WHOLE VOLUME OF HUMAN NATURE, BY THE HAND OF THE DIVINITY ITSELF ; AND CAN NEVER BE ERASED OR OBSCURED BY MORTAL POWER.
Page 1 - Tagarin, where he stayed some good time, and got into his possession, partly by the sword, and partly by other means, to the number of 300 Negroes at the least, besides other merchandises which that country yieldeth.
Page 48 - A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March, 1770: By Soldiers of the XXIXth Regiment: which with the XlVth Regiment were then Quartered there. With some Observations on the State of Things prior to that Catastrophe.
Page 9 - Put them in mind of the rod which was held over them a few years ago in the Stamp and Revenue Acts. Remember that national crimes require national punishments, and without declaring what punishment awaits this evil, you may venture to assure them, that it cannot pass with impunity, unless God shall cease to be just or merciful.
Page 83 - Hear my cry, O God the Reader; vouchsafe that this my book fall not still-born into the world wilderness. Let there spring, Gentle One, from out its leaves vigor of thought and thoughtful deed to reap the harvest wonderful. Let the ears of a guilty people tingle with truth, and seventy millions sigh for the righteousness which exalteth nations, in this drear day when human brotherhood...
Page 36 - A Journal of the Proceedings in the Detection of the Conspiracy formed by some White People, in Conjunction with Negro and other Slaves, for burning the City of New-York in America, and murdering the Inhabitants.
Page 73 - Can the blood that, at Lexington, poured o'er the plain, When the sons warred with tyrants their rights to uphold, Can the tide of Niagara wipe out the stain? No! Jefferson's child has been bartered for goldl The daughter of Jefferson sold for a slave!
Page 41 - I am waiting the hour of my public murder with great composure of mind and cheerfulness, feeling the strong assurance that in no other possible way could I be used to so much advantage to the cause of God and of humanity, and that nothing that either I or all my family have sacrificed or suffered will be lost.
Page 76 - An Act to Suppress Insurrection, to Punish Treason and Rebellion, to Seize and Confiscate Property of Rebels, and for Other Purposes," approved July 17, 1862, and which sections are in the words and figures following: Sec.
Page 47 - The highest value, $1,350, was placed upon a forty-year-old plantation blacksmith, followed by $ 1,300 for a much younger carpenter. It was a cold business, and medical examinations were de rigeur. An asthmatic slave was worth only $600, and a woman with a prolapsed uterus half as much. Two superannuated bricklayers, sixty-four and seventy, were deemed worthless. "It is a dreadful affair," Fisher continued in his diary, "selling these hereditary Negroes." Butler had already been excoriated by the...

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