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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Partridge and Oakey, 1853 - Slavery - 252 pages
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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 90 - I have before intimated — and it cannot be too often repeated — we shall not only quicken the domestic slave-trade, we shall give a new impulse to the foreign. This, indeed, we have pronounced in our laws to be felony; but we make our laws cobwebs, when we offer to rapacious men strong motives for their violation. Open a market for slaves in an unsettled country, with a sweep of sea-coast, and at such a distance from the seat of government that laws may be evaded with impunity, and how can you...
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 88 - ... ascribed to a gentleman now a senator in Congress, it was maintained, that five or six slave-holding States would by this measure be added to the Union ; and he even intimated that as many as nine States as large as Kentucky might be formed within the limits of Texas. In Virginia, about the same time, calculations were made as to the increased value which would thus be given to slaves, and it was even said, that this acquisition would raise the price fifty per cent. Of late the language on this...
Page 94 - Still more, after tho revolt of her colonies from Spain, and after our recognition of their independence, it was announced to the nations of Europe, in the message of the President, that we should regard as hostile, any interference on their part, with these new governments, " for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling their destiny in any other way.
Page xi - That there were comparatively few estates in the West Indies, that had not, during the last twenty years, been sold or given up to creditors.
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...

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