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Page 219 - I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
Page 219 - In certain quarters white sharpers reaped a rich harvest by selling to credulous freedmen the painted stakes, or "pre-emption rights," with which each must be provided if he expected to obtain his share on the day of division. The deed sold to one credulous negro read as follows: "Know all men by these presents, that a nought is a nought and a figure is a figure; all for the white man and none for the nigure. And whereas Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so also have I lifted this d...
Page 232 - Nothing remains on the mat, when he has departed for his nocturnal ride ! He throws charms on the other inhabitants of the hut, and they sleep so heavily that they do not notice anything. The Ba-Thonga speak differently. According to them, the not is but a part of the personality. When he flies away, his " nthuti," his shadow, remains behind him lying down on the mat.
Page 221 - The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, colour, or previous condition of servitude.
Page xxiv - Council, and the work was prepared under the auspices of the South African Governments and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, the cost of production being principally defrayed by the various South African Governments.
Page xiv - ... the most fundamental and the most farreaching of national interests. They are endeavouring to secure that the men and women to whom the future of this country belongs shall be equal to their responsibilities and worthy of their inheritance. In that endeavour the sympathies which they carry with them are world-wide. As we come to see, more and more clearly, that the highest education is not only a national but an Imperial concern, there is a growing desire for interchange of counsels and for active...
Page 173 - Had it not been for the charts compiled from the results of the untiring labours of travellers by land and observers at sea in the field of terrestrial magnetism during the last century, not only would science have been miserably poorer, but it is not too much to say that the modern iron or steel steamship traversing the ocean on the darkest night at great speed would have been almost an impossibility, whereas with their aid the modern navigators can drive their ships at a speed of 26'5 statute miles...