British colonization and coloured tribes

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W. Ball, 1838 - Indigenous peoples - 323 pages
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Indigenous peoples -- Great Britain -- Colonies.

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Page 82 - Benefit to us and our Dominions, as also to reduce the savage Natives, by gentle and just Manners, to the Love of Civil Society and Christian Religion...
Page 58 - It is a shameful and unblessed thing to take the scum of people, and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country to the discredit of the plantation.
Page 121 - You are also, with the consent of the natives, to take possession, in the name of the King of Great Britain, of convenient situations in such countries as you may discover, that have not already been discovered or visited by any other European power, and to distribute among the inhabitants such things as will remain as traces and testimonies of your having been there...
Page 57 - I like a plantation in a pure soil; that is, where people are not displanted to the end to plant in others; for else it is rather an extirpation than a plantation. Planting of countries is like planting of woods ; for you must make account to lose almost twenty years...
Page 33 - ... and gestures, refusing those dueties and reverences of theirs, and taking them up in all loving sort from the ground.
Page 125 - In favour of more conciliatory measures, it was justly urged, that the mischief was done,, and irreparable; that the natives had a strong claim to our regard, on account of their former friendship and kindness; and the more especially, as the late melancholy accident did not appear to have arisen from any premeditated design...
Page 27 - Forasmuch as the great and Almighty God hath given unto mankind above all living creatures, such an heart and desire, that every man desireth to join friendship with other, to love and be loved, also to give and receive mutual benefits ; it is therefore the duty of all men according to their power to maintain and increase this desire in every man, with well deserving to all men, and especially to show this good affection to such as being moved with this desire come to them from far countries.
Page 49 - We found the people most gentle, loving, and faithful, void of all guile and treason and such as lived after the manner of the Golden Age.
Page 165 - ... usages and rites which have prevailed among men, the same fundamental, comprehensive truths, the sacred master-principles which are the guardians of human society, recognised and revered (with few and slight exceptions) by every nation upon earth, and uniformly taught (with still fewer exceptions) by a succession of wise men from the first dawn of speculation to the present moment. The exceptions, few as they are, will, on more reflection, be found rather apparent than real. If we could raise...
Page 50 - So that we who hitherto have had possession of no more ground than their waste, and our purchase at a valuable consideration to their own contentment gained, may now, by right of war and law of nations, invade the country and destroy them who sought to destroy us...

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