Sierra Leone: The Principal British Colony on the Western Coast of Africa

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Simmonds, 1817 - 114 páginas
 

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Página 2 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...
Página 47 - ... it, they found only gold, iron, and other metals, of which they did not know the use. The white men opened the paper, and it told them every thing.
Página 72 - ... it is at this day. It is the law written by the finger of God on the heart of man; and by that law, unchangeable and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they will reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy, that man can hold property in man...
Página 68 - After enjoying, for a short time, the unusual luxury of air, some water was brought ; it was then that the extent of their sufferings was exposed in a fearful manner. They all rushed like maniacs towards it. No entreaties, or threats, or blows could restrain them ; they shrieked and struggled, and fought with one another, for a drop of this precious liquid, as if they grew rabid at the sight of it.
Página 68 - ... as ballast, and when the slaves are received on board, to start the casks, and refill them with fresh. On one occasion, a ship from Bahia neglected to change the contents of the casks, and on the mid-passage found, to their horror, that they were filled with nothing but salt water. All the slaves on board perished! We could judge of the extent of their sufferings from the afflicting sight we now saw.
Página 72 - Stand not on the order of your going, But go at once...
Página 68 - Indeed, many of the survivors were seen lying about the decks in the last stage of emaciation, and in a state of filth and misery not to be looked at.
Página 68 - It is sometimes usual to take out casks filled with sea water, as ballast, and when the slaves are received on board, to start the casks, and refill them with fresh. On one occasion, a ship from Bahia neglected to change the contents of the casks, and on the mid-passage found, to their horror, that they were filled with nothing but salt water. All the slaves on board perished!
Página 68 - The slaves were all enclosed under grated hatchways, between decks. The space was so low, that they sat between each other's legs, and stowed so close together, that there was no possibility of their lying down, or at all changing their position, by night or day. As they belonged to, and were shipped on account of different individuals, they were all branded, like sheep, with the owners...
Página 68 - ... a torpid state, after the rest had turned out. The little creatures seemed indifferent as to life or death, and when they were carried on deck, many of them could not stand. After enjoying...

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