The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies ..


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Página 462 - To prohibit a great people, however, from making all that they can of every part of their own produce, or from employing their stock and industry in the way that they judge most advantageous to themselves, is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind.
Página 149 - ... forcibly separated from his wife and children, dragged to public auction, purchased by a stranger, and perhaps sent to terminate his miserable existence in the mines of Mexico; excluded for ever from the light of heaven! and all this without any crime or imprudence on his part, real or pretended. He is punished because his master is unfortunate.
Página 86 - Why raife ye thus th' heroic lay, Why triumph o'er the dead ? No tear bedews their fixed eye : 'Tis now the hero lives, they cry ;— Releas'd from flav'ry's chain : Beyond the billowy furge he flies, And joyful views his native fkies, And long-loft bowers again.
Página 363 - Taxation is no part of the governing or legislative power. The taxes are a voluntary gift and grant of the Commons alone. In legislation, the three estates of the realm are alike concerned ; but the concurrence of the Peers and the Crown to a tax, is only necessary to close with the form of a law. The gift and grant is of the Commons alone.
Página 16 - The children of a White and Quinteron are also called Spaniards, and consider themselves as free from all taint of the Negro race. Every person is so jealous of the order of their tribe or cast, that if, through inadvertence, you call them by a degree lower than what they actually are, they are highly offended, never suffering themselves to be deprived of so valuable a gift of fortune.
Página 197 - That all jurors ferving at flave courts, and every perfon and perfons whofe prefence may be requifite, at the examination of any flave or flaves, or upon the trial of any flave or flaves, and who fhall be required to attend by warrant under the hand and feal of any juftice of the peace, and all and...
Página 65 - Of three who were clearly proved to have been concerned in the murders committed at Ballard's Valley, one was condemned to be burnt, and the other two to be hung up alive in irons, and left to perish in that dreadful situation.
Página 95 - ... were debilitated, bloated, and in a very deplorable condition. The mortality continued after his arrival ; and two or three were frequently buried in one day ; others were taken ill, and began to decline under the same symptoms.
Página 178 - ... wholesome provisions daily ; that is to say, not less than one quart of unground Guinea or Indian corn, or three pints of the flour or meal of either, or three pints of wheat flour, or eight full-grown plantains, or eight pounds of cocoas or yams, and also one herring or shad, or other salted provisions equal thereto.
Página 91 - Obeah-man of the neighbourhood, who may counteract the magical operations of the other ; but if no one can be found of higher rank and ability ; or if, after gaining such an ally, he should still fancy himself affected, he presently falls into a decline, under the incessant horror of impending calamities. The slightest painful sensation in the head, the bowels, or any other part, any casual loss or hurt, confirms his apprehensions, and he...

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