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Page 29 - ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover, of the children of strangers who sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of the families that are with you, which they begat in your land ; and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession—they shall be your bondmen forever."\
Page 349 - another circumstance attending these colonies, which, in my opinion, fully counterbalances this difference, and makes the spirit of liberty still more high and haughty than in those to the northward. It is, that in Virginia and the Carolinas they have a vast multitude of slaves.
Page 29 - other parts of Scripture where the practice of buying and selling slaves seems to be justified. The Hebrew laws permitted the selling of even the Jews into slavery for six years. " If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve, and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing." And if the servant choose, at the expiration of six
Page 349 - These people of the southern colonies are much more strongly, and with a higher and more stubborn spirit, attached to liberty, than those to the northward. Such were all the ancient commonwealths ; such were our Gothic ancestors ; such in our days were the Poles ; and such will be all masters of slaves, who are not slaves themselves. In such a people, the haughtiness of domination
Page 333 - Bard of Avon when he penned the lines—" We are not ourselves when Nature, being oppressed, commands the mind to suffer with the body/' According to unaltered physiological laws, negroes, as a general rule to which there are
Page 114 - be established by the Legislature for the convenient instruction of youth, with such salaries to the masters, paid by the public, as may enable them to instruct at low prices ; and all useful learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one or more universities." Till within late years, however, no system of free schools was introduced throughout the state. Liberal provision was made for the purpose, in
Page 201 - The fact, also, that the loans made to government during the war were from the Middle States principally, is important in this connection ; for the proceeds of loans (exclusive of treasury notes and temporary loans) paid into the treasury, from the commencement of the war to the end of the year 1814, amounted to
Page 378 - to the proscription against me and my adherents by an act of oblivion, for all that has been done hitherto. I am the stray sheep wishing to return to the fold. If you are thoroughly acquainted with the nature of my offences, I should appear to you much
Page 381 - of the enemy in the war, upon the most seducing terms of invitation ; and who have aided to repel his hostile invasion of the territory of the United States, can no longer be considered as objects of punishment, but as objects of a generous forgiveness.
Page 378 - ardent desires, I declare to you that I will instantly leave the country, to avoid the imputation of having co-operated towards an invasion on this point, which cannot fail to take place, and rest secure in the acquittal of my conscience. Barrataria, September 4th, 1814. t To GOVERNOR