The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated: Being a delineation of the state in point of law

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J. Butterworth and Son, 1824 - Antislavery movements
 

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Page 187 - For the law in this case respects the passions of the human mind, and (when external violence is offered to a man himself, or those .to whom he bears a near connection) makes it lawful in him to do himself that immediate justice to which he *is prompted [*4 by nature, and which no prudential motives are strong enough to restrain.
Page 75 - In this situation he is seized on by the sheriff's officer, " forcibly separated from his wife and children, dragged to " public auction, purchased by a stranger, and perhaps sent " to terminate his miserable existence in the mines of " Mexico, excluded for ever from the light of heaven ; and " all this without any crime or demerit on his part, real or " pretended ! He is punished because his master is unfor
Page 280 - ... being brutish slaves, deserve not, for the baseness of their condition, to be tried by the legal trial of twelve men of their peers...
Page 188 - Self-defence, therefore, as it is justly called the primary law of nature, so it is not, neither can it be in fact, taken away by the law of society.
Page 448 - But this degree of protection is extended only to the native or domestic slave. Captives taken in war, and those unfortunate victims who are condemned to slavery for crimes or insolvency, and, in short, all those unhappy people who are brought down from the interior countries for sale, have no security whatever, but may be treated and disposed of in all respects as the owner thinks proper.
Page liii - Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.
Page 478 - ... hoe with less rapidity or energy than their companions in other parts of the line, it is obvious that the work of the latter must be suspended ; or else, such part of the trench as is passed over by the former, will be more imperfectly formed than the rest. It is, therefore, the business of the drivers, not only to urge forward the whole gang with sufficient speed, but sedulously to watch that all in the line, whether male or female, old or young, strong or feeble, work as nearly as possible...
Page 221 - they reply, that if 155 they come to church they must starve, as Sunday is the only day they have to cultivate their garden. The plea is so reasonable that I cannot oppose it ; but I heartily wish their masters would deprive them of it by allowing them one day in each week to labour for themselves.
Page 475 - ... half the value of their property, nor even lend a moderate sum without a judgment in ejectment and release of errors, that at a moment's notice he may take out a writ of possession, and enter on the plantation of his unfortunate debtor. Sheriff's' officers and collectors of taxes are every where offering for sale the property of individuals who have seen better days...
Page 475 - No one will advance money to relieve those whose debts approach half the value of their property, nor even lend a moderate sum without a judgment in ejectment and release of errors, that at a moment's notice he may take out a writ of possession, and enter on the plantation of his unfortunate debtor. Sheriff's...

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