Slavery in America, Tema 14

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Thomas Price
Negro History Press, 1837
 

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Página 319 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Página 319 - THROUGH divine goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences, of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring and protecting reputation and property, and, in general, of attaining objects suitable to their condition, without injury by one to another ; and as these rights are essential to their welfare...
Página 319 - All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights; among which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.
Página 309 - MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Página 319 - All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
Página 310 - Orleans editor describes the effects of the money-pressure upon the planters, as follows : " They are now left without provisions, and the means of living and using their industry for the present year. In this dilemma, planters, whose crops have been from 100 to 700 bales, find themselves forced to sacrifice many of...
Página 318 - My master's cruelty was not confined to me, it was his general conduct to all his slaves. I might relate many instances to substantiate this, but will confine myself to one or two.
Página 318 - Catholic Church no distinction is made. Mr. Gooch had a slave named Phil, who was a member of a Methodist Church; this man was between seventy and eighty years of age; he was so feeble that he could not accomplish his tasks, for which his master used to chain him round the neck, and run him down a steep hill; this treatment he never relinquished to the time of his death. Another case was that of a slave, named Peter, who, for not doing his task, he flogged nearly to death, and afterwards pulled out...
Página 320 - ... firmness the interests of the denomination. 5. That the members of this Association feel unabated anxiety for the speedy abolition of Slavery in the United States of America, and again affectionately and strongly urge upon their brethren in that country the duty of exerting all their influence to remove so great an evil ; at the same time expressing a fervent hope, that on no occasion, and by no party, carnal passions may be substituted for those spiritual weapons which are "mighty through God...
Página 309 - that no man nor set of men in our day, unless they can produce a new Revelation from Heaven, are entitled to pronounce Slavery wrong;' and that ' Slavery as it exists at the present day is agreeable to the order of Divine Providence.

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