Suppression of the slave-trade (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, 1896 - Social Science - 335 pages
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Page 202 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 315 - Convention, / September 17, 1787. / Reprinted from the Original Text. / with an / Historical Introduction and Notes, / By Henry B. Dawson.
Page 189 - The importation of negroes of the African race, from any foreign country, other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden, and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.
Page 302 - Report of the Committee to which was referred so much of the President's Message as relates to the Slave Trade. February $th 1821 ; Read, and ordered to lie upon the Table.
Page 253 - An Act to protect the commerce of the United States, and punish the crime of piracy...
Page 247 - Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity and justice, and whereas both His Majesty and the United States are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote its entire abolition, it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavours to accomplish so desirable an object.
Page 258 - ... brought as a Slave or Slaves into any Island, Colony, Country, Territory, or Place whatsoever, or for the purpose of his, her, or their being sold, transferred, used, or dealt with as a Slave or Slaves, then and in every such Case the Person or Persons so offending 'shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of Piracy, Felony, and Robbery, and being convicted thereof shall suffer Death without Benefit of Clergy, and loss of lands, goods, and chattels, as Pirates, Felons, and Robbers upon the Seas ought...
Page 221 - The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of great inhumanity, and under its present encouragement, we have too much reason to fear will endanger the very existence of your Majesty's American dominions.
Page 95 - ... of human rights which have been so long continued on the unoffending inhabitants of Africa, and which the morality, the reputation, and the best interests of our country, have long been eager to proscribe. Although no law you may pass can take prohibitory effect till the first day of the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, yet the intervening period is not too long to prevent, by timely notice, expeditions which cannot be completed before that day.
Page 304 - Society shall be called the American Society for colonizing the free people of color of the United States.

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