Second Letter to the Freeholders of the County of York, on Negro Slavery: Being an Inquiry Into the Claims of the West Indians for Equitable Compensation, المجلد 8

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E. Lloyd, 1830 - 74 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 45 - ... that I feel it to be my duty to call the attention of the United States...
الصفحة 38 - I doubt — not from any peculiar knowledge that I have of the subject, but upon the general principles of human nature — whether the measure recommended by the honourable gentleman would produce the degree of satisfaction which he anticipates, and whether it might not produce feelings of an opposite nature. I doubt whether in its operation it would not prove at once the least efficient and the most hazardous mode of attaining his own object.
الصفحة 5 - State of Slavery throughout the British Dominions, understanding that a strong and very general desire prevails, in all parts of the country, to be furnished with a compendious view of the nature and effects of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the Colonies of Great Britain, have thought it their duty to draw up and circulate the following Summary of information on that subject.
الصفحة 30 - West-Indians for loss, if such should be the fruit of any decisive measures of amelioration, the Report contains the following passage : If we look narrowly into the question of compensation, we shall find it far from being attended with all those formidable and apparently insuperable difficulties with which the exaggerated claims of the West-Indians have invested it. Mr. Barham, however, who is not likely to undervalue those claims, and who, in some points of view, exceedingly overrates them, estimates...
الصفحة 45 - March, 1828, on moving for the production of the evidence taken before the privy council, upon an appeal against the compulsory manumission of slaves in Demerara and Berbice...
الصفحة 5 - ... England. It would be the very height of extravagance to entertain such an idea. It would be the same absurdity which is now involved in maintaining that the slaves labour for their masters without the stimulus of the whip. But would the proprietors of the soil be worse off, or would the public interests suffer, if labourers in the West Indies worked, as labourers in England work, from a view not to the benefit of their employers, but of themselves? A free Black population would unquestionably...
الصفحة 30 - At three and a half per cent, this sum would be completely liquidated by a perpetual annuity of 1,176,0007.; a. sum less than what the nation is now made to pay to the West Indians, in consequence of the mode of regulating the drawback on Sugar, independently of the protecting duties, and exclusive of all other charges, whether civil or military.' What we now pay, however, we pay to uphold and aggravate Slavery. A less sum, if Mr. Barham...
الصفحة 22 - I am further authorized by their Lordships, to " communicate to you, in the same spirit in which " my former communication was made, that every " facility will be afforded to you, or those who act " with you, to whom Mr. Canning, in February, " 1824, communicated the decision of theGovern...
الصفحة 38 - ... shall have the honour to propose, or will press his motion to a division, at all the hazards which I would rather leave to be imagined than describe. There is, however, one point in the honourable gentleman's statement...

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