Plantation and Frontier Documents: 1649-1863: Illustrative of Industrial History in the Colonial & Ante-bellum South, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Arthur H. Clark Company, 1909 - Plantation life
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Page 372 - Society ;" and for the purposes aforesaid, and by the name aforesaid, shall have perpetual succession and a Common Seal, with full power and authority to alter, vary break, and renew the same at their discretion, and by the same name, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be -answered unto...
Page 56 - Were it not then, that I am principled against selling negroes, as you would cattle at a market, I would not in twelve months from this date, be possessed of one as a slave.
Page 362 - In reference to another topic, he affirms " that the members of the same family of negroes are not so much scattered as are those of working men in Scotland, whose necessities compel them to separate at an age when the American slave is running about gathering health and strength...
Page 288 - ... the oaths appointed by an act of parliament made in the first year of the reign of our late royal father, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy...
Page 76 - Myself and a fellow by the name of Crenshaw gathered four good horses and started for Georgia. We got in company with a young South - Carolinian just before we got to Cumberland Mountain, and Crenshaw soon knew all about his business. He had been to Tennessee to buy a drove of hogs, but when he got there pork was dearer than he calculated, and he declined purchasing.
Page 37 - So, too, when I ask why mules are so universally substituted for horses on the farm, the first reason given, and confessedly the most conclusive one, is, that horses cannot bear the treatment that they always must get from negroes; horses are always soon foundered or crippled by them, while mules will bear...
Page 57 - They were purchased for stock and breeding Negroes, and to any Planter who particularly wanted them for that purpose, they are a very choice and desirable gang.
Page 370 - The president and vicepresident of the Savannah Association of Mechanics;" and by the said name and style shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal to use, and shall have power...
Page 154 - ... those who profess to be tailors, carpenters, or coopers, are, for the most part, careless, drunken, and dissipated, and never take pains sufficient to attain any dexterity in their trade. As to a free negro hiring himself out for plantation labor, no instance of such a thing was ever known in Jomaica ; and probably no price, however great, would be considered by them as a sufficient temptation.
Page 196 - Chatahouchee, a man and his wife, his son and wife, with a cart but no horse. The man had a belt over his shoulders and he drew in the shafts ; the son worked by traces tied to the end of the shafts and assisted his father to draw the cart : the son's wife rode in the cart, and the old woman was walking, carrying a rifle and driving a cow.

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