A Letter to the Governors, Legislatures, and Proprietors of Plantations, in the British West-India Islands

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808 - Missions - 48 pages

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Page 17 - positive injunction of God in the 4th commandment, where he expressly says—" Remember that thou keep holy the " Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and " do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day " is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou
Page 24 - all fear, not only to the good and gentle, " but also to the froward: to 'please them well in all " things, not answering again; not purloining, but
Page 17 - thy daughter, thy man servant, and thy maid ser" vant, thy cattle, and the strangerthat is within thy *' gates."—I most earnestly intreat you, Gentlemen, to consider very seriously this, most peremptory prohibition of the
Page 40 - Assistants, Tutors, and Pupils, carried into effect.—■ From his place (chair or desk) he overlooks the whole school, and gives life and motion to every member of it. He inspects the classes, one by one; and is
Page 40 - direct the Teachers and Assistants while they do so. 7. Last of all comes the Superintendent, or Trustee{ or Visitor or Chaplain, or parochial Minister, whose scrutinizing eye must pervade the whole machine* whose active mind must give it energy, and whose unbiassed judgment must inspire confidence, and
Page 42 - It gives, as it were, to the Master the hundred hands of Briareus, the hundred eyes of Argus, and the wings of Mercury. Its utility is still further to be estimated by the civility, the decorum, the regard to good order and good government,
Page 22 - particularly they are in summer evenings seen sitting at their doors on the Lord's day, and reading their Bible with apparently great attention and delight. It should be recollected also, that in the plan here proposed, there is no intention of teaching the Negro children to Write but only
Page 3 - religious instruction and education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands, as being in itself an object of the greatest utility and importance, and perfectly conformable to Mr. Boyle's pious and benevolent intentions of imparting the blessings of Christianity to Heathens inhabiting his Majesty's dominions. The proposal was approved by the Lord Chancellor Thurlow, a society for the purpose
Page 40 - and threatening, according to the temper, disposition, and genius of the scholar. He is occasionally to hear, and instruct the classes, or rather
Page 22 - which will always be a strong mark of discrimination, a wall of partition, between, them and the white inhabitants ; will always preserve a proper distinction and subordination between them and their superiors, and present an insurmountable barrier

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