Views of American slavery: taken a century ago

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Association of Friends for the Diffusion of Religious and Useful Knowledge, 1858 - Slave trade - 138 pages
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Related Subjects: Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature.
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Page 33 - oxen, and will he not take care of the negroes also ? Undoubtedly he will. Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you : behold, the provision of the poor negroes,
Page 124 - Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs Keceive our air, that moment they are free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it, then, And let it circulate through every vein Of all your Empire, that where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too
Page 134 - from him. With the morals of the people, their industry also is destroyed; for, in a warm climate, no man will labor for himself who can make another labor for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small portion, indeed, are ever seen to
Page 123 - liberty may have been cloven down ; no matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery; the moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty; and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled by the irresistible genius of Universal Emancipation.
Page 134 - patrias of the other ! for if a slave can have a country in this world, it must be any other in preference to that in which he is born to live and labor for another ; in which he must look up the faculties of his
Page 136 - slavery. If we cannot reduce this wished-for reformation to practice, let us treat the unhappy victims with lenity. It is the furthest advance we can make towards justice. It is a debt we owe to the purity of our religion, to show that it is at variance with that law which warrants slavery.
Page 34 - There was a famine in the days of David, three years, year after year, and David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered, It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. Two things
Page 131 - state of bondage in which they are held, is a striking evidence of the benevolence of your heart. I shall be happy to join you in so laudable a work, but will defer going into a detail of the business till I have the pleasure of seeing you." In another letter to Lafayette, he
Page 131 - should compel me to it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law.
Page 123 - sets his foot upon British earth, that the ground on which he treads is holy and consecrated by the genius of Universal Emancipation. No matter in what language his doom may have

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