The Free Negro in Virginia, 1619-1865

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Johns Hopkins Press, 1913 - African Americans - 194 pages
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Page 62 - Does this conference acknowledge that slavery is contrary to the laws of God, man, and nature, and hurtful to society ; contrary to the dictates of conscience and pure religion, and doing that which we would not that others should do to us and ours?
Page 125 - For all the great purposes for which the Federal government was formed we are one people, with one common country. We are all citizens of the United States, and as members of the same community must have the right to pass and repass through every part of it without interruption, as freely as in our own States.
Page 77 - States, for the purpose of obtaining a territory on the coast of Africa, or at some other place, not within any of the states or territorial governments of the United States, to serve as an asylum for such persons of/ colour as are now free, and may desire the same, and for those who may hereafter be emancipated within this Commonwealth; and that the Senators and Representatives of this state in the Congress of the United States, be requested!
Page 60 - I had always hoped that the younger generation, receiving their early impressions after the flame of liberty had been kindled in every breast, and had become, as it were, the vital spirit of every American, that the generous temperament of youth, analogous to the motion of their blood, and above the suggestions of avarice, would have sympathized with oppression wherever found, and proved their love of liberty beyond their own share of it.
Page 189 - UNITED STATES. History of the United States. FIRST SERIES : From the Discovery of the Continent to the Organization of the Government under the Federal Constitution.
Page 121 - You are brought hither as a witness and by the direction of the law I am to tell you, before you give your evidence, that you must tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and that if it be found hereafter that you tell a lie and give false testimony in this matter, you must, for so doing, have both your ears nailed to the pillory, and cut off and receive thirty-nine lashes on your bare back, well laid on, at the common whipping post.
Page 125 - The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States...
Page 95 - The act of 1748 concerning servants and slaves declared "that no negroe, mulatto, or Indian although a Christian or any Jew, Moor, Mohametan or other infidel shall at any time purchase any Christian servants nor any other except their own complexion, or such as by this act are declared slaves : and if any of the persons aforesaid shall nevertheless presume to purchase a Christian white servant, such servant shall immediately become free, and be held deemed and taken
Page 44 - ... for every slave so imported ; and every person selling or buying any such slaves shall, in like manner, forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred pounds for every slave so sold or bought, <fec.
Page 28 - ... his Master to see it, which in time of Shipping he may lay out for commodities, and in Summer sell them again with advantage, and get a Sow-pig or two, which...