is economy to sell a slave occasionally rather than let all suffer for the want of clothing.
But they should also be supplied with suitable beds and bedding.
The expense is really so trifling, and the economy so great, that masters entitled to respect cannot be excused for the neglect of this duty Shucks
are plentiful on all farms, and cotton is abundant on many, and can be easily had at cheap rates on those on which it is not raised.
These articles make excellent mattresses, and the latter makes most excellent comforts.
Those rainy days on which slaves should not be allowed to work out, should be employed in providing these articles.
Health and life are often thus preserved.
To allow slaves to labor in filth and rags through the week, and lie about or stroll about on the Sabbath in their unwashed rags, should be severely censured.
It does not help the matter a great deal to throw them a thin blanket occasionally, with liberty to take repose wherever they can find it. Such masters pay more in doctors' bills than it would cost to make their slaves as comfortable as those of their more prudent neighbors.
It is a shame to them.
We cannot give them any more credit for practical sense than for good morals.
4. Slaves should be well fed
. The quality, the quantity of food, and reasonable time to eat it and refresh themselves, are the ideas which enter into