Substance of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the 15th May, 1823, on a Motion for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions: With a Preface and Appendixes, Containing Facts and Reasonings Illustrative of Colonial Bondage

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Society for the mitigation and gradual abolition of slavery throughout the British dominions, and sold, 1823 - 248 páginas
 

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Página 135 - Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eye-service, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men...
Página 25 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Página 235 - ... which they, or any of them, may acquire, without the let, suit, hindrance, or molestation of me or my heirs, or any person or persons claiming, or to claim, by, from, or under me or them ; hereby quitting all claim and demand to them and their posterity. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of the 6th Month, 1776. (Signed) " Samuel Nottingham.'* " Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, " Nicholas Wain,
Página xxv - The London Society for mitigating, and gradually abolishing, the state of slavery throughout the British dominions ;" and that a subscription be entered into for that purpose.
Página 61 - That, through a determined and persevering, but judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population ; such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights...
Página 11 - The object at which we aim is the extinction of slavery — nothing less than the extinction of slavery— in nothing less than the whole of the British dominions; not, however, the rapid termination of that state ; not the sudden emancipation of the negro ; but such preparatory steps, such measures of precaution, as, by slow degrees, and in a course of years, first fitting and qualifying the slaves for the enjoyment of freedom, shall gently conduct us to the annihilation of Slavery.
Página viii - Jove fix'd it certain, that whatever day Makes man a slave takes half his worth away.
Página 156 - And whereas it has been found that the practice of ignorant, superstitious, or designing slaves, of attempting to instruct others, has been attended with the most pernicious consequences, and even with the loss of life : Be it enacted, That any slave or slaves, found guilty of preaching and teaching as Anabaptists, or otherwise, without a permission from their owner and the quarter sessions for the parish in which such preaching or teaching takes place, shall be punished in such manner as any three...
Página 27 - Slavery was a part of the civil constitution of most countries when Christianity appeared ; yet no passage is to be found in the Christian Scriptures by which it is condemned and prohibited. This is true ; for Christianity, soliciting admission into all nations of the world, abstained, as behoved it, from intermeddling with the civil institutions of any. But...
Página 27 - Christianity, soliciting admission into all nations of the world, abstained, as behoved it, from intermeddling with the civil institutions of any. But does it follow, from the silence of scripture concerning them, that all the civil institutions which then prevailed were right? or that the bad should not be exchanged for better...

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