The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Volume 25

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Lucian Lamar Knight, Kenneth Coleman, Milton Ready
Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1915 - Georgia
 

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Page 236 - 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 the 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 attempt the introduction or use of negroes.
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,
Page 236 - Board has always acted an uniform part in discouraging the 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 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...
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 284 - 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 - 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 introduction of them We beg humbly to lay the use of them under such wise restrictions that it be not a discouragement but rather an encouragement to poor white Industrious people to settle and live in this happy Climate.46 Thus, when the leading Salzburger minister joined with the majority, there was little...
Page 237 - Trustees' orders fulfilled, express themselves in the same strain. We are thoroughly sensible, sir, that what we have now wrote relating to Negroes must be very disagreeable to the trustees, and it is with the greatest reluctance that we are driven to this necessity, but it being a matter of such importance, we thought it highly incumbent on us to acquaint their Honours therewith, for fear we might...
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 97 - While I was at ye Southward 1 had ye Pleasure to see Major Hortons Improvements on the Island of Jeykill. He 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 & fine Garden, a plow was going wth Eight Horses...
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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