Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science: Extra volumes, Issue 6

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Johns Hopkins Press, 1889 - African Americans - 268 pages
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Page vii - In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and . decisions possible or impossible to be executed.
Page 42 - ... 1708. On the 17th of December an Act was revived "imposing three pence per gallon on rum and wine, brandy and spirits, nnd twenty shillings per poll for negroes, for raising a supply to defray the public charge of this Province, and twenty shillings per poll on Irish servants, to prevent the importing too great a number of Irish Papists into this Province.
Page 187 - ... the law of the land; but here is at once a determination, that a number of proprietors, nigh or above nine tenths of the whole, have no right to grant, and accordingly they are prohibited taking up or disposing of their lands ; for the council of proprietors, are all proprietors themselves, except mr.
Page 5 - ... your highnesses, as catholic Christians and princes, lovers and promoters of the holy Christian faith, and enemies of the sect of Mahomet, and of all idolatries and heresies...
Page 38 - I doe not see how wee can thrive untill wee gett into a stock of slaves sufficient to do all our business, for our children's children will hardly see this great Continent filled with people, soe that our servants will still desire freedome to plant for them selves, & not stay but for verie great wages. And I suppose you know verie well how wee shall maynteyne 20 Moores cheaper than one Englishe servant.
Page 38 - Continent filled with people, soe that our servants will still desire freedome to plant for them selves, & not stay but for verie great wages. And I suppose you know verie well how wee shall maynteyne 20 Moores cheaper than one Englishe servant.
Page 149 - This act was entitled, an act to prevent disabled and superannuated slaves being set free, or the manumission of slaves by any last will or testament.
Page 56 - ... the members of each branch of the general assembly, and shall be published at least three months before a new election of delegates, and shall be confirmed by a unanimous vote of the members of each branch of the general assembly, at the next regular constitutional session after such new election, nor then, without full compensation to the master for the property of which he shall be thereby deprived.
Page 9 - The simple wish to use the bodily powers of another person as a means of ministering to one's own ease or pleasure is doubtless the foundation of Slavery, and as old as human nature.
Page 18 - But again, it at other times pleased Almighty God to send unusual Sicknesses amongst them, as the Small-pox, &c. to lessen their Numbers: so that the English, in Comparison to the Spaniard, have but little Indian Blood to answer for.

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