The Island of Cuba: Its Resources, Progress, and Prospects, Considered in Relation Especially to the Influence of Its Prosperity on the Interests of the British West India Colonies

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C. Gilpin, 1849 - Cuba - 252 pages

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Page 198 - Opinion, together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before them, to the House; -HAVE...
Page 91 - Great Britain, loaded with an unprecedented debt and with a grinding taxation, contracted a new debt of a hundred million dollars, to give freedom, not to Englishmen, but to the degraded African.
Page 212 - That, so long as Slavery exists, there is no reasonable prospect of the annihilation of the Slave-trade, and of extinguishing the sale and barter of human beings ; that the extinction of Slavery and the Slave-trade will be attained most effectually by the employment of those means which are of a moral, religious, and pacific fharacter ; and that no measures be resorted to by this Society, in the prosecution of these objects, but such as are in entire accordance with these principles.
Page 105 - Their dogmas consisted solely of a belief in the existence of God, and in the immortality of the soul...
Page 23 - The bread of the needy is the life of the poor: He that depriveth him thereof is a man of blood.
Page 92 - Florida, we shall do much toward girdling the Gulf of Mexico ; and I doubt not, that some of our politicians will feel as if our mastery in that sea were sure. The West Indian Archipelago, in which the European is regarded as an intruder, will, of course, be embraced in our ever-growing scheme of empire.
Page 232 - ... Montez wrote a letter, and told Cinque that, when they spoke a vessel, if he would give it to them, the people would take them to Sierra Leone. Cinque took the letter, and said : " Very well;" but afterwards told his brethren: "We have no letter in Mendi. I don't know what is in the letter — there may be death in it.
Page xii - The existence of severe commercial distress amongst all classes of society connected with the West Indies is unhappily too evident;" and with great truth and justice his lordship said, " without denying the concurrence of many causes, it is obvious that the great and permanent source of distress, which almost every page of the West Indies records, is TO BE FOUND IN THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY. It is in vain to hope for long-continued prosperity in any country, in which the people are not dependent...
Page 198 - Opinion thereupon, to The House; and who were empowered to report the MINUTES OF EVIDENCE taken before them from time to time to The House...
Page 231 - and we ask Cinque what we had best do. Cinque say : ' Me think, and by and by I tell you.' He then said : ' If we do nothing, we be killed. We may as well die in trying to be free, as to be killed and eaten.

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