A Communication from Sir Charles Brisbane, K.C.B. Governor of Saint Vincent: To the House of Assembly of that Colony, Enclosing Lord Bathurst's Dispatch of the 9th of July, with the Joint Reply of the Council and Assembly; and a Letter Depicting the Alarm and Danger Excited by the Insurrection in Demerara

Front Cover
Charles M. Willich, 1823 - Slavery - 74 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 40 - ... confined without sufficient support, it shall and may be lawful for such justice of the peace, and he is hereby empowered and required, forthwith to issue his warrant to any constable, ordering him immediately to proceed to the place where such slave or slaves...
Page 42 - ... shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty days or both.
Page 32 - ... authorised, if to them it shall appear necessary, to order and direct the said fine of one hundred pounds to be paid to the justices and vestry of the parish to which the said slave or slaves belonged, to the use of the said parish, the said justices and vestry, in consideration thereof, paying to such of the said slave or slaves, so made free, the sum of ten pounds per annum, for his, her, or their, maintenance and support during life...
Page 53 - ... that proof was given on oath to his satisfaction, not only that the requisite number of children, together with the mother or adopted mother are living, but also that the mother had been employed only in light field or other labour, and was provided with the means of an easy and comfortable maintenance.
Page 19 - And be it enacted, that during the crop, not only shall the slaves, as heretofore, be exempted from the labour of the estate or plantation on Sundays, but that no mills shall be put about or worked between the hours of seven on Saturday night and five on Monday morning, under the penalty of twenty pounds.
Page 39 - with more than thirty-nine stripes at one time, " and for one offence, nor inflict, or suffer to be " inflicted such last-mentioned punishment, nor " any other number of stripes in the same week...
Page 39 - ... or gaolkeeper, shall, on any account, punish a slave with more than THIRTYNINE LASHES at one time and for one offence, nor inflict...
Page 32 - ... of two hundred pounds, to be " recovered before any two Justices of the Peace, " and, upon conviction, to be levied by warrant " under their hands and seals, directed to the Pro...
Page 39 - That in order to restrain arbitrary punishment, no slave on any plantation or estate, shall receive more than ten stripes at one time, and for one offence, unless the owner, attorney, guardian, executor, administrator, or manager of such estate or plantation, having such slave under his care, shall be present...
Page 42 - ... property of the offender. And, in atrocious cases, where the owner of such slave or slaves shall be convicted of such offence, the court before whom such offender shall have been tried and convicted, are hereby empowered, in case they shall think it necessary, for the future protection of such slave or slaves, to declare him, her, or them free, and discharged from all manner of servitude, to all intents and purposes whatsoever ; and in all such cases the court are hereby empowered...

Bibliographic information