Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn: With Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen

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Hall & Dickson, 1847 - African Americans - 239 pages

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Page 234 - I emancipate and set free my servant, David Rice, and direct my executors to give him one hundred dollars. I recommend him in the strongest manner to the respect, esteem and confidence, of any community in which he may happen to live. He has been my slave for twenty-four years, during all which time he has been trusted to every extent, and in every respect; my confidence in him has been unbounded; his relation to myself and family has always been such as to afford him daily opportunities to deceive...
Page 166 - the citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States.
Page 208 - Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included in this Union according to their respective numbers...
Page 235 - ... the respect, esteem, and confidence of any community in which he may happen to live. He has been my slave for twentyfour years, during all which time he has been trusted to , every extent and in every respect. My confidence in him has been unbounded : his relation to myself and family has...
Page 170 - Committee on the District of Columbia be instructed to take into consideration the laws within the District in respect to slavery ; that they inquire into the slave trade as it exists in, and is carried on through, the District; and that they report to the House such amendments to the existing laws as shall seem to them to be just.
Page 149 - ... this circumstance, instead of rendering it less, caused it to be more exciting. The names of many gentlemen were mentioned as candidates, but the number gradually diminished, until the contest finally seemed to be confined to William H. Crawford, secretary of the treasury; John Quincy Adams, secretary of state; Henry Clay, speaker of the house of representatives; John C. Calhoun, secretary of war; and Gen. Andrew Jackson, at that time, I believe, a private citizen.
Page 235 - ... decorum of his station. His intelligence is of a high order, his integrity above all suspicion, and his sense of right and propriety correct, and even refined. I feel that he is justly entitled to carry this certificate from me in the new relations which he must now form; it is due to his long and most faithful services, and to the sincere and steady friendship which I bear to him. In the uninterrupted confidential intercourse of twenty-four years, I have never given him, nor had occasion to...
Page 170 - That the committee be further instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the gradual abolition of slavery within the District, in such manner that the interest of no individual shall be injured thereby.
Page 171 - That Congress possesses no constitutional authority to interfere in any way with the institution of slavery in any of the States of this Confederacy. Resolved, That Congress ought not to interfere in any way with slavery in the District of Columbia.
Page 46 - SHALL they bury me in the deep, Where wind-forgetting waters sleep ? Shall they dig a grave for me, Under the greenwood tree ? Or on the wild heath, Where the wilder breath Of the storm doth blow ? Oh, no ! oh, no ! Shall they bury me in the palace tombs, Or under the shade of cathedral domes ? Sweet 'twere to lie on Italy's shore ; Yet not there — nor in Greece, though I love it more.

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