Report of a Lecture on Colonial Slavery and Gradual Emancipation: Delivered in the Assembly Rooms on Friday, March 1, 1833

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W. Ritchie and Company, 1833 - 34 pàgines
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Pàgina 25 - Master of Arts until after the first day of January, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. And...
Pàgina 7 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent that you may hear : believe me for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom; and awake your senses that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Pàgina 25 - ... from any laceration occasioned by any former whipping, scourging, or beating, or to inflict upon any such male slave any punishment or correction by the whipping, scourging, or beating of his person, until twenty-four hours at the least shall have elapsed from the time of the commission of the offence for, or in respect of which any such punishment or correction may be so inflicted ; or to inflict upon any such male slave any such punishment or correction as aforesaid, unless one person of free...
Pàgina 25 - I., AB do swear, that I will, to the best of my knowledge "and ability, faithfully execute and perform the duties of the " Office of Protector and Guardian of Slaves in the Island of "Trinidad, without fear, favour, or partiality.— So help me "God.
Pàgina 27 - ... ought not to be made, then and in every such case the said protector and guardian of slaves shall issue an order under his hand and seal, requiring the manager of the savings bank to receive the amount of such deposit, and the same shall be received by him accordingly. 28. " And it is hereby further ordered, that no duty, tax, or impost, of any nature or kind whatsoever, and that no fee of office shall be hereafter paid or payable within the said island, upon, for, or on account, or in respect...
Pàgina 27 - ... of deeds of the said island, for enrolling and registering every such deed of manumission, and which fee shall be repaid to such protector and guardian of slaves out of the public revenue of the said colony. And if any person within the said island shall hereafter take, demand, or receive, any such tax, duty, impost, or fee of office, save as aforesaid, the person so offending shall incur and become liable to the payment of a fine, not exceeding pounds, and not less than pounds, sterling British...
Pàgina 26 - ... reputed competent in the law, and have in fact been permitted to acquire, hold and enjoy property free from the control or interference of their owners. And it is expedient that the said laudable custom should be recognized and established by law, and that provision should be made for enabling such slaves to invest such their property on good security. Be it therefore, and it is hereby ordered and declared, that no person in the island of Trinidad being in a state of slavery shall be, or be deemed...
Pàgina 24 - ... of the Slaves in His Majesty's Island of Trinidad, and for the improvement of their condition, And whereas the Procurador Syndic of the Cabildo, of the Town of Port of Spain in the said Island, hath hitherto performed the duties of the Office of Protector and Guardian of Slaves in the said Island, and it is expedient that the said Office should be more fully established, and that the duties thereof should be more clearly ascertained, and that provision should be made for the support thereof...
Pàgina 27 - ... shillings sterling British money, which shall by the said protector and guardian of slaves be paid to the registrar of deeds of the said island, for enrolling and registering every such deed of manumission, and which fee shall be repaid to such protector and guardian of slaves out of the public revenue of the said colony. And if any person within the said island shall hereafter take, demand, or receive, any such tax, duty, impost, or fee of office, save as aforesaid, the person so offending shall...
Pàgina 25 - ... and in his presence shall take and subscribe an oath in the following words, that is to say — "I, AB, do swear that I will, to the best of my knowledge and ability, faithfully execute and perform the duties of the office of protector and guardian of slaves in the island of Trinidad, without fear, favour, or partiality — So help me God.

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