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Batavia, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Wherever, whether in Europe, the East and West Indies, South America, or in our own country, a fair experiment has been made of the comparative expense of free and slave labor, the result has uniformly been favorable to the former. See Brougham's Colonial Policy. Hodgdon's Letter to Jean Baptiste Say. Walch's Brazil. Official Letter of Hon. Mr. Ward, from Mexico. Dr. Dickson's Mitigation of Slavery. Franklin on The Peopling of Countries. Ramsay's Essay. Botham's Sugar Cultivation in Batavia. Marsden's History of Suniatra. Coxe's Travels. Dr. Anderson's Observations on Slavery. Storch's Political Economy. Adam Smith. J. Jeremies' Essays Humboldt's Travels, etc., etc. Here, gentlemen, the issue is tendered. Standing on your own ground of expediency, I am ready to defend my position. I pass from the utility to the safety of emancipation. And here, gentlemen, I shall probably be met at the outset with your supposed consequences, bloodshed, rapine, promiscuous massacre
Liberia (Liberia) (search for this): chapter 1
factories are established in the immediate vicinity of the colony; and at the Gallinas (between Liberia and Sierra Leone) not less than nine hundred, slaves were shipped during the last summer, in ththe pirates engaged in the African slave-trade are supplied from the stores of Sierra Leone and Liberia with such articles as the infernal traffic demands! An able English writer on the subject of Ch their trade demands. That the African slave-traders do get thus supplied at Sierra Leone and Liberia is matter of official evidence; and we know, from the nature of human things, that they will geote still further from the credentials which the free people of color are to carry with them to Liberia. But I forbear. I come now to the only practicable, the only just scheme of emancipation: Iy earnestly desire the civilization of Africa, but they cannot aid in building up the colony of Liberia so long as that colony leans for support upon the arm of military power; so long as it prosely
Blackstone (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
e If a man be found stealing any of his brethren, and maketh merchandise of him, or selling him, that thief shall die. Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. And he that stealeth a man and selleth him, or if he be found in his hands, he shall surely be put to death. 2. Because it is an open violation of all human equality, of the laws of Nature and of nations. The fundamental principle of all equal and just law is contained in the following extract from Blackstone's Commentaries, Introduction, sec. 2. The rights which God and Nature have established, and which are therefore called natural rights, such as life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually vested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by municipal laws to be inviolable: on the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a f
Augusta county (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
they lived. I need not say how deep and bitter was our disappointment. Western Virginia indeed spoke on that occasion, through some of her delegates, the words of truth and humanity. But their counsels and warnings were unavailing; the majority turned away to listen to the bewildering eloquence of Leigh and Upshur and Randolph, as they desecrated their great intellects to the defence of that system of oppression under which the whole land is groaning. The memorial of the citizens of Augusta County, bearing the signatures of many slave-holders, placed the evils of slavery in a strong light before the convention. Its facts and arguments could only be arbitrarily thrust aside and wantonly disregarded; they could not be disproved. In a political point of view, says the memorial, we esteem slavery an evil greater than the aggregate of all the other evils which beset us, and we are perfectly willing to bear our proportion of the burden of removing it. We ask, further, What is the ev
Halifax (Canada) (search for this): chapter 1
re had escaped from the shackles of slavery. The present condition of Hayti may be judged of from the following well-authenticated facts: its population is more than 700,000, its resources ample, its prosperity and happiness general, its crimes few, its labor crowned with abundance, with no paupers save the decrepit and aged, its people hospitable, respectful, orderly, and contented. C. Stewart, Capt. R. N. The manumitted slaves, who to the number of two thousand were settled in Nova Scotia by the British Government at the close of the Revolutionary War, ed a harmless life, and gained the character of all honest, industrious people from their white neighbors. Clarkson. Of the free laborers of Trinidad we have the same report. At the Cape of Good Hope, three thousand negroes received their freedom, and with scarce a single exception betook themselves to laborious employments. Anti-Slavery Report for 1832. But we have yet stronger evidence. The total abolishment of s
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
decided to be only a trespass Virginia Reports, vol. v. p. 484, Harris versus Nichols. It indeed argues well for Virginian pride of character, that latterly, the law, which expressly sanctioned the murder of a slave, who in the language of Georgia and North Carolina, died of moderate correction, has been repealed. But, although the letter of the law is changed, its practice remains the same. In proof of this, I would refer to Brockenborough and Holmes' Virginia Cases, p. 258. In GeorGeorgia and North Carolina the murder of a slave is tolerated and justified by law, provided that in the opinion of the court he died of moderate correction In South Carolina the following clause of a law enacted in 1740 is still in force If any slave shall suffer in his life, limbs, or members, when no white person shall be present, or being present shall neglect or refuse to give evidence concerning the same, in every such case the owner or other person who shall have the care and governm
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
st is further protected by the Laws of the United States. It was protected by the existence of a snto its treasury from every quarter of the United States. Addresses in its favor have been heard f improvement of people of color within the United States, are subjects foreign to the powers of thif colonizing all the colored people of the United States in Africa or elsewhere, is this single, al, that the present Chief Magistrate of the United States publicly bestowed upon them one of the hig object is the overthrow of slavery in the United States, by such means only as are sanctioned by ly reference to the several censuses of the United States, it will be seen that the white populationproportion of the free inhabitants of the United States are dependent upon their labor for subsistu, gentlemen, will the able editors of the United States Telegraph and the Columbian Telescope, exp, as applicable to the same classes in the United States. He thinks the command to give to servant[2 more...]
Vermont (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
e urged that New England has no participation in slavery, and is not responsible for its wickedness. Why are we thus willing to believe a lie! New England not responsible! Bound by the United States constitution to protect the slave-holder in his sins, and yet not responsible! Joining hands with crime, covenanting with oppression, leaguing with pollution, and yet not responsible! Palliating the evil, hiding the evil, voting for the evil, Messrs. Harvey of New Hampshire, Mallary of Vermont, and Ripley of Maine, voted in the Congress of 1829 against the consideration of a Resolution for inquiring into the expediency of abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. do we not participate in it? Members of one confederacy, children of one family, the curse and the shame, the sin against our brother, and the sin against our God,—all the iniquity of slavery which is revealed to man, and all which crieth in the ear, or is manifested to the eye of Jehovah, will assuredly be visite
Sinai (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
he oppressors of the poor is called forth by the writer's stoical contemplation of the tyranny of his Christian brethren at the South. It is not necessary, says Evangelicus, to inquire whether the New Testament does not tolerate slavery as a permanent institution. And this is said when the entire slave-holding church has sheltered its abominations under the pretended sanction of the gospel; when slavery, including within itself a violation of every command uttered amidst the thunders of Sinai, a system which has filled the whole South with the oppression of Egypt and the pollutions of Sodom, is declared to be an institution of the Most High. With all due deference to the author, we tell him, and we tell the church, North and South, that this question must be met. Once more we repeat the solemn inquiry which has been already made in our columns, Is the Bible to enslave the world Has it been but a vain dream of ours that the mission of the Author of the gospel was to undo the heav
Vera Cruz (Veracruz, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 1
e Mexican Envoy of the British Government, dated Mexico, March, 1826, and addressed to the Right Hon. George Canning, the superiority of free over slave labor is clearly demonstrated by the following facts:— 1. The sugar and coffee cultivation of Mexico is almost exclusively confined to the great valley of Ceurnavaca and Cauntala Amilpas. 2. It is now carried on exclusively by the labor of free blacks. 3. It was formerly wholly sustained by the forced labor of slaves, purchased at Vera Cruz at $300 to $400 each. 4. Abolition in this section was effected not by governmental interference, not even from motives of humanity, but from an irresistible conviction on the part of the planters that their pecuniary interest demanded it. 5. The result has proved the entire correctness of this conviction; and the planters would now be as unwilling as the blacks themselves to return to the old system. Let our Southern brethren imitate this example. It is in vain, in the face of f
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