A Letter to Robert Hibbert, Jun. Esq., in Reply to His Pamphlet, Entitled, "Facts Verified Upon Oath, in Contradiction of the Report of the Rev. Thomas Cooper, Concerning the General Condition of the Slaves in Jamaica," &c. &c: To which are Added, a Letter from Mrs. Cooper to R. Hibbert, Jun. Esq., and an Appendix Containing an Exposure of the Falsehoods and Calumnies of that Gentleman's Affidavit-men
J. Hatchard and son, 1824 - 90 pages
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Page 8 - But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God ; who will render to every man according to his deeds.
Page 8 - Who will render to every man according to his deeds; to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life ; but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil...
Page 30 - Negro Slavery ; or a View of some of the more prominent Features of that State of Society as it exists in the United States of America, and in the Colonies of the West Indies, especially in Jamaica.
Page 8 - we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in the body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Page 25 - Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Page 37 - ... proprietors and managers to do the heaviest parts of labour on sugar estates, and to repair roads, &c'.2° The gangs did not work by shifts, as one might say today, but by spells. In 'spell keeping' each gang would be 'expected to take spell' at certain times. The word became transferred to the gang itself: 'One spell was called John Crow Spell, and the other Quality Spell.
Page 65 - ... valuable hands. Mr. Cooper knew three valuable men who wished to purchase their freedom. They had long applied in vain to the agents of the proprietor resident on the spot. They at length, however, obtained their end, by an application to the proprietor himself, then in England. After this a fourth made many efforts to obtain his freedom by purchase, but they proved unavailing; and he sunk in consequence into a state of despondency, and became of comparatively little value.
Page 45 - ... only day which was allowed them, during the five months of crop, for cultivating their provision-grounds ; for bringing thence the food requisite for their sustenance during the week ; and for going to market. ' It may not be generally understood, that not only is Sunday a...
Page 52 - ... horses, mules, oxen, sheep, &c. There is no hay made in the islands, the grass they pick any where upon the estate, both morning and night throughout the year. After breakfast, a driver, with an overseer, accompanies the slaves to the negro grounds, given to them in lieu of allowance from the master; here they spend the blessed Sabbath toiling hard all day. This is their rest.
Page 47 - ... very little attended to. The truth is, that, however willing the rectors might be to perform this duty, very few of the slaves have it in their power to attend church ; they are either in attendance on their owners, or their time is occupied in a necessary attention to their own affairs ; for Sunday is not a day of rest and relaxation to the plantation slave ; he must work on that day, or starve.