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" The master had no control over the life of his slave. If he " killed him, he was liable to the same punishment as if he " killed a freeman. The master was as liable to be sued by the "slave, in an action for beating or wounding, or for immoderate "chastisement,... "
The law of baron and femme, of parent and child, of guardian and ward, of ... - Page 340
by Tapping Reeve - 1816 - 494 pages
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Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volumes 8-10

1895
...killed him, he was liable to the same punishment as if he 1 Manuscript Journal of Rev. John Wiswall. had killed a freeman. The master was as liable to be sued by the slave, in an action for beating and wounding, or for immoderate chastisement, as he would be if he thus treated an apprentice. A slave...
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New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism

Michael Sletcher - History - 2004 - 159 pages
...Professor Tapping Reeve once remarked: The master had no control over the life of his slave. If he killed him, he was liable to the same punishment as if he killed a freeman. A slave was capable of holding property in the character of devisee or legatee. If a slave married...
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A Sketch of the Laws: Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the U. S. A.

George M. Stroud - Slavery - 2005 - 300 pages
...being of the absolute, rigid kind. The master had no control over the life of his slave. If he killed him, he was liable to the same punishment as ' if...a freeman. The master was as liable to be sued by tho clave, in an action for beating or wounding, or for immoderate chasshould be regarded, yet it is...
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