Negro Slavery, Or, a View of Some of the More Prominent Features of that State of Society: As it Exists in the United States of America and in the Colonies of the West Indies, Especially in Jamaica

Hatchard and Son, 1823 - 118 pàgines

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Pàgina 29 - Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Pàgina 16 - ... stood, on their way out of town. As they came nearer, I saw some of them loaded with chains to prevent their escape ; while others had hold of each other's hands, strongly grasped, as if to support themselves in their affliction. I particularly noticed a poor mother, with an infant sucking at her breast as she walked along, while two small children had hold of her apron on either side, almost running to keep up with the rest. They came along singing a little wild hymn, of sweet and mournful melody,...
Pàgina 26 - My man turned upon his heel, and, with the greatest contempt, muttered, in a tone of proud importance, ' We do not cut coloured men here, Sir.' The poor fellow walked out without replying, exhibiting in his countenance confusion, humiliation, and mortification. I immediately requested, that if the refusal was on account of my being present, he might be called back. The hairdresser was astonished: 'You cannot be in earnest,
Pàgina 14 - ... was born free, but in his heart he is a slave, and, as a moral being, degraded infinitely below the Negro, in whose soul the light of freedom has been extinguished, not by his own insensibility, but by the tyranny of others. Did the miserable condition of the Negro leave him mind for reflection, he might laugh in his chains to see how slavery has stricken the land with ugliness.
Pàgina 101 - ... the report of which is as loud, * and the lash as severe, as those of the whips in common use with * our waggoners, and which he has authority to apply at the ' instant when his eye perceives an occasion, without any previous ' warning. — Thus disposed, their work begins, and continues * without interruption for a certain number of hours, during which, '•at the peril of the drivers, an adequate portion of land must be
Pàgina 22 - A circle was accordingly formed in his cell, in the midst of which he seated himself, and addressed them at some length, with a sober and collected earnestness of manner, on the profligacy which he had noted in their behaviour, while they had been fellow-prisoners; recommending to them the rules of conduct prescribed by that religion in which he now found his support and consolation.
Pàgina 16 - Sir," said I to a person who stood near me, "can you tell me what these poor people have been doing? What is their crime? And what is to be their punishment?" "O," said he, "it's nothing at all, but a parcel of negroes sold to Carolina; and that man is their driver, who has bought them.
Pàgina 35 - ... character. If nations rank according to their wisdom and their virtue, what right has the American, a scourger and murderer of slaves, to compare himself with the least and lowest of the European nations ? — much more with this great and humane country, where the greatest lord dare not lay a finger...
Pàgina 19 - Lawes arrived, told the valiant Colonel and his humane employer, the bar-keeper, to desist, and that the boy's refusal to cut wood was in obedience to his (Mr. L.'s) directions. Colonel said, that " he did not know what the niggar had done, but that the bar-keeper requested his assistance to whip Caesar; of course he lent him a hand, being no more than he should expect Mr. Lawes to do for him under similar circumstances.

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