The Historical Status of the Negro in Connecticut: A Paper Read Before the New Haven Colony Historical Society

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Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company, 1901 - African Americans - 81 pages
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Page 52 - Whereas sound policy requires that the abolition of slavery should be effected as soon as may be consistent with the rights of individuals, and the public safety and welfare...
Page 19 - Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all ; but is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Page 51 - ... shall sue for the same, to be recovered by bill, plaint or information in any court of record within this government, wherein no essoin, protection, injunction or wager of law shall be allowed or admitted of.
Page 57 - At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at New Haven, in said State, on the first Wednesday of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six: — Ratifying the Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Page 40 - Whereas, attempts have been made to establish literary institutions in this State for the instruction of colored persons belonging to other States and countries, which would tend to the great increase of the colored population of the State, and thereby to the injury of the people...
Page 61 - States provides that all persons held to service or labor in one state, escaping into another state, * ' SHALL BE DELIVERED UP on the claim of the party to whom the service or labor may be due...
Page 5 - One of the principal grounds of complaint urged, in "164-5, against the Dutch in Hartford, was their refusal to '' surrender an Indian woman who had escaped from her "master, and was detained at the Fort of Good Hope. The ''Commissioners of the Colonies protested against this out"rage, for such a servant is a part of her master's estate, "and a more considerable part than a beast,' and thought "that their 'children would not long be secure, if this was "suffered.
Page 50 - And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That any person or persons who shall...
Page 50 - ... shall be relieved by such owners or masters respectively their heirs executors or administrators. And upon their or either of their refusal so to do the said slaves and servants shall be relieved by the select-men of the Towns to which they belong. And the said...
Page 60 - ... he shall pay a fine of $500, one half to the plaintiff, and the other half to the use of the literary fund, recoverable by motion. If the fact that the return is false does not appear of record, the court shall immediately impannel a jury to try such fact, and on its being found, proceed to assess the fine.

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