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 liii - Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness" sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
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 41 - I have seen what has been done by the West Indian Assemblies. It is arrant trifling. They have done little ; and what they have done is good for nothing, — for it is totally destitute of an executory principle.
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...
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 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 by nature, and which no prudential motives are strong enough to restrain.
Page 448 - ... 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 187 - It considers that the future process of law is by no means an adequate remedy for injuries accompanied with force; since it is impossible to say to what wanton lengths of rapine or cruelty outrages of this sort might be carried, unless it were permitted a man immediately to oppose one violence with another.
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...

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