The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Volume 24

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Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1915 - Georgia
 

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Page 8 - IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune, allow me any materials for that vanity. It is sufficient for my own contentment, that they have preserved me from being...
Page 41 - Letters frequently, that their Relations might follow them to this Colony. The dutch Butcher at Savannah, the Jew Minis, & other people there know, how often our Inhabitants carry down Indian Flower, Calves, Pigs, Poultry etc. which openly contradicts the Deposition of Spielbiegler. What shameful untruth in the said Deposition is that, that our Inhabitants had never Corn, Rice or any sort of breadkind sufficient for the use of their families from Crop to Crop, which open Untruth likewise Ortman has...
Page 64 - s notions have but too much prevail 'd in this place: partly by his own Malice, but more thro' his Friends Arts. — I wish your Honours Friends were all as Faithful to your Interest as his Friends are to him. — This one thing I humbly beg leave to offer. That if those who held the Reins of Governm' here, or if the Reins of Governm1.
Page 442 - Whitefield that if a minister desired "to imploy his Strength & time to Convert Negroes, he has in Carolina a Large...
Page 436 - First you think the Providence of God has Appointed this Colony rather for the work of black Slaves than for Europians, because of the hot Climate, to which the Negroes are better used than white people.
Page 441 - Labourers upon epe their Legs, which easily they could do by buying their Lumber, & sending it to West India, they would Serve themselves, & have the Blessing of God, who loves the poor despised people, in their House & affairs. But heretofore the mean sort of people met with a great Discouragement, being obliged to sell their work for a very low price, & to buy their Goods at a very dear rate. IV. Your Last Argument for Negroes was, as L^ argu I remember, that you intended to bring them to the Knowledge...
Page 54 - s paper as a Libel, signed by Ortman, which new Attestation I send now to you so, as it was written in the German Language, which easely an Interpreter in London will translate in the English Tongue for the Information of the Honble. Trustees & Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. I beg of the Honble. Trustees to free our Place from such a Schoolmaster, who gives Children & grown people such heinous s'candels, as his & Mr. Stephens 's poor groundless Attestation contains. Mr. Stephens' paper...
Page 62 - And further he says that you had the determining your own cause by being, I think, members of the committee and that you took again craftily the advantage of a thin House and notwithstanding carried it but by nine votes. Hence he infers the justice of his cause and calls upon all mankind to pass a judgment. Also he says that those grievances you...
Page 54 - Writing, & was his Interpreter & Agent to some of our people, he is not able to speak any true thing for his Defence, nither can he prove the least Article of his Attestation, penned by Mr. Stephens & himself. Our Inhabitants in general were astonished at the palpable Calumnies...
Page 435 - Man of the meaner Sort can get his & his Family's Livelyhood honestly in Carolina, except he embraces the Sorry Imploy of a Negroe Overseers.

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