Facts and Observations Relative to the Participation of American Citizens in the African Slave Trade
J. & W. Kite, Printers, 1841 - 36 pàgines
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Pàgina 15 - On attacking a place, it is the custom of the country instantly to fire it; and as they are all composed of straw huts only, the whole is shortly devoured by the flames. The unfortunate inhabitants fly quickly from the devouring element, and fall immediately into the hands of their no less merciless enemies, who surround the place: the men are quickly massacred, and the women and children lashed together and made slaves.
Pàgina 17 - During the last two days, we had passed on an average from sixty to eighty or ninety skeletons each day ; but the numbers that lay about the wells at El-Hammar were countless : those of two women, whose perfect and regular teeth bespoke them young, were particularly shocking...