Slave Law of Jamaica: With Proceedings and Documents Relative Thereto

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J. Ridgway, 1828 - Blacks - 263 pages
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Caucasians like to pretend that slavery was so very long ago in the great New World, that nobody except trouble makers should think that reparations are due. It is documented in this text and elsewhere the cruelties inherent in the slave trade and the subsequent slave breeding programs, But elsewhere it is clear how much the slaves provided in the form of labor to the capitol that forms today the basis of the econonomies in the West Indies and the United States. Who today profits from the economies of these countries? Certainly not the descendants of the original African slaves.
This little text is important as source material supporting the decision of the West Indian countries to file for reparations.
The text is published in 1828. What if the Nazis did all their work in 1828? Would we feel, oh that was so long ago that all the artwork, worth millions today. should belong to the German Republic, to the private collectors, the museums, and not be restored to the descendants of the Holocsot victim's?
 

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Page 228 - At the Court at the Queen's Palace, the 26th of April, 1809, present, the King's most excellent Majesty in Council. " Whereas there was this day read at the board a report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations, dated the
Page 238 - power, with the advice and consent of the Governor and Council, to make, constitute, and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances, for the public peace, welfare, and good government of the island, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, which were to be (as
Page 228 - Whereas there was this day read at the board a report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations, dated the
Page 230 - His Majesty, having taken the said report into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed, and accordingly to disallow the said
Page 234 - one of our principal secretaries of state, the draught of such bill or bills, and shall have received our royal pleasure thereupon, unless you take care, in the passing such bill or bills, that a clause or clauses be inserted therein, suspending and deferring the execution thereof, until our will and pleasure shall be
Page 234 - natural-born subjects of England, to be born in Jamaica, shall, from their respective births, be reputed to be, and shall be, free denizens of England, and shall have the same privileges, to all intents and purposes, as our free-born subjects of England; and that all free persons shall have liberty without interruption, to transport themselves and their families, and any
Page 128 - whereof shall be to our sovereign lord the King, his heirs and successors, for and towards the support of the government of this island, and the contingent charges thereof, and the other moiety to the party or parties at whose suit or complaint such person was convicted, and shall also suffer imprisonment, at the discretion of the
Page 231 - It is our will and pleasure, and we do hereby require and command that you do not, on any pretence whatever, give your assent to any law or laws to be passed concerning religion, until you shall have first transmitted unto us, through one of our principal Secretaries of State, the draught of such bill or bills, and shall
Page 137 - action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, wherein no essoin, protection, or wager of law, or non vult ulterius prosequi, shall be entered; one moiety of which penalties shall be
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