Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Volume 25

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Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1915
 

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Page 236 - We are afraid, sir, from what you have wrote in relation to negroes, that the Honourable Trustees have been misinformed as to our conduct relating thereto ; for we can with great assurance assert, that this Board has always acted an uniform part in discouraging th'e use of negroes in this colony, well knowing it to be disagreeable to the Trustees, as well as contrary to an act existing for the prohibition of them, and always gave it in charge to those whom we had put in possession of lands, not to...
Page 295 - It is well known to every one in the colony, that negroes have been in and about Savannah for these several years past ; that the magistrates knew and winked at it, and that their constant toast is 'The one thing needful? by which is meant negroes.
Page 236 - ... put in possession of lands, not to attempt the introduction or use of negroes. But notwithstanding our great caution, some people from Carolina, soon after settling lands on the Little Ogeechee, found means of bringing and employing a few negroes on the said lands, some time before it was discovered to us ; upon which they thought it high time to withdraw them, for fear...
Page 237 - Discovery they thought it high time to withdraw them for fear of their being seized and soon after withdrew themselves and Families out of the Colony; Which appears to Us at present to be the Resolution of divers Others, particularly the whole Inhabitants of Augusta who have had Negroes among them for many years past, and now declare that -if they cannot obtain that Liberty, they will remove to the Carolina Side, where they can carry on their Trade and Plantations with the same advantage as where...
Page 97 - ... has a very Large Barnfull of Barley not inferior to ye Barley in England, about 20 Ton of Hay in one Stack, a Spacious House Oc fine Garden, a plow was going wth Eight Horses.
Page 284 - Honors it would give me Comfort and encouragement, but I find that all from the highest to the lowest Vote for Negroes and look upon me as a Stone in their way toward which they direct all their Spite and they will, I suppose, not rest until they have removed it one way or other. I commit my Cause to the Almighty who will not leave nor forsake me, tho' my life should be forced from me.
Page 289 - ... Salzburgers finally relented. In a letter written May 3, 1748, Mr. Bolzius stated that he and the Germans withdrew the objections they had made to the use of slaves. Things being now here in such a melancholy situation I most humbly beseech their Honors not to regard any more our or our Friend's [sic] Petition against Negroes but if they are bountifully disposed to forgive the present bold step of several Inhabitants in bringing over black Slaves from Carolina to our Province and to allow the...
Page 168 - ... land as every one pleaseth. Surely the prerogatives which this colony is blessed with before South and North Carolina, and more particularly Savannah before Charleston, will draw numbers of merchants from thence hither, which will buy the best Districts of Land, imploy negroes in all necessary work, and refuse to pay a greater price to the white people for their labour than to negroes by which they can't possibly subsist or maintain themselves, but will be forced to leave the colony, not to mention...
Page 237 - ... notwithstanding our great caution, some people from Carolina, soon after settling lands on the Little Ogeechee, found means of bringing and employing a few negroes on the said lands, some time before it was discovered to us ; upon which they thought it high time to withdraw them, for fear of being seized, and soon after withdrew themselves and families out of the colony, which appears to us at present to be the resolution of divers others...

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