Substance of the Debates on a Resolution for Abolishing the Slave Trade: Which was Moved in the House of Commons on the 10th June, 1806, and in the House of Lords on the 24th June, 1806. With an Appendix, Containing Notes and Illustrations
Phillips and Fardon, 1806 - 216 pages
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Page 92 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 124 - Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land : and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
Page 114 - Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...
Page 192 - Curiosity, would not allow us to pass on without devoting to them a moment of particular regard. We, therefore, went a little off the road to approach them nearer; when we found that they were labouring with the hoe, to dig, or cut up the ground, preparatory to the planting of sugar ; and that a stout robust-looking man, apparently white, was following them, holding a whip at their backs.
Page 129 - And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee> and serve thee six years, then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
Page 166 - Beccles) ordered the Negroes to dig a grave. Whilst they were digging it, the poor creature made signs of begging for water, which was not given to him ; but as soon as the grave was dug, he was thrown into it, and covered over, and, as is believed, while yet alive. Colbeck, the owner of the boy, hearing that a Negro had been killed, went to Crone to inquire into the truth of the report. Crone told him, that a Negro had been killed and buried, but assured him it was not his, for he knew him well,...
Page 201 - Freedom and Families are in so precarious a Situation. ... He often goes out with some of his Troops by a Town in the Day-time and returns in the Night and sets Fire to three parts of it, placing Guards at the Fourth to seize the People that run out of the Fire, then ties their Arms behind them and . . . sells them.
Page 186 - Slaves are very generally procured. The intelligence I have collected from my own negroes abundantly confirms his account ; and I have not the smallest doubt that in Africa, the effects of this trade are precisely such as he represents them to be.
Page 192 - ... robuft-looking man, apparently white, was following them, holding a whip at their backs. Obferving that he was the only one of the party who was idle, we inquired why he did not partake of the tafk, and were told, in reply, that it was not his bufinefs — that he had only to keep the women at work, and to make them feel the weight of the whip if they grew idle, or relaxed from their labour.