A Letter to the Right Honorable the Earl of Suffield on Subjects Connected with Slavery in the Island of Jamaica: With an Abstract of the Law Now in Force in that Colony for the Government of Slaves

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J. Shackell, 1832 - Slavery - 16 pages
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Page 6 - ... of the planters in the West Indies, we shall advert to one or two other clauses in this imposing abstract, which are exhibited by the committee as ameliorating provisions, and which will farther assist the public in judging of the views and feelings of that body. " 26. (it stands 27 in the Act) Slaves to have half an hour for breakfast, and two hours for dinner ; nor to be compelled to field labour before five in the morning, or after seven at night, except during crop, under penalty of 50.
Page 7 - ... a sufficient quantity of good and wholesome provisions daily ; that is to say, not less than one quart of unground Guinea or Indian corn, or three pints of the flour or meal of either, or three pints of wheat flour, or eight full-grown plantains, or eight pounds of cocoas or yams, and also one herring or shad, or other salted provisions equal thereto.
Page 10 - Penalty of 1 0/. on persons warned to attend trials and neglecting to do so. . Jurors, witnesses, &c. under this act, protected in their persons, and slaves from being levied on. . Records to be kept by clerk of the peace, who must attend trials, and record proceedings in thirty days, under penalty of 901.
Page 6 - Act, 1909, as amended, provides for a fine not exceeding 100 or imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both.
Page 9 - ... meetings. Persons having knowledge of such unlawful meetings, and not giving information thereof, to be punished at discretion of court. Slaves stealing horned cattle, sheep, horses, &c. may be condemned to death. If slaves have in their possession twenty pounds of meat, unaccounted for, they...
Page 12 - Owner, on production, to receive one shilling per mile for the first five miles, and sixpence for every...
Page 9 - Slaves, with accessaries (being slaves), preparing or giving poison, though death does not ensue, to suffer death, or punishment as the court shall award.
Page 9 - Slaves stealing, or killing with intent to steal, any horned cattle, sheep, goat, hog, horse, mare, mule, or ass, to suffer death, transportation, or other punishment.

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