Southern Sidelights: A Picture of Social and Economic Life in the South a Generation Before the War

T.Y. Crowell, 1896 - 373 Seiten

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Seite 307 - He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.
Seite 307 - And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people...
Seite 293 - States) will be ruined ; for such rigid and premature regulations may be made, as will enable the merchants of the northern and eastern States, not only to demand an exorbitant freight, but to monopolize the purchase of the commodities at their own price for many years, to the great injury of the landed interest and impoverishment of the people ; and the danger is the greater, as the gain on one side will be in proportion to the loss on the other...
Seite 265 - State as merchandise, and also to oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with humanity, to provide for them necessary food and clothing, to abstain from all injuries to them extending to life or limb...
Seite 264 - State from bringing with them such persons as are deemed slaves by the laws of any one of the United States...
Seite 265 - Any person who shall maliciously dismember, or deprive a slave of life shall suffer such punishment as would be inflicted in case the like offence had been committed on a free white person, and on the like proof, except in case of insurrection of such slave.
Seite 179 - This is almost literally true in all the New England States and New York, and is said to be the case in the kingdom of Prussia. It is true that, in the Northwestern States, and particularly those which are exempt from slaves, the number of their elementary schools is much greater than that of the Southern or Southwestern States, although their population is not much more dense : but, besides that, the settlers of those States, who were mostly from New England or New York, brought with them a deep...
Seite 264 - They shall have power to pass laws to permit the owners of slaves to emancipate them, saving the rights of creditors, and preventing them from becoming a public charge. They shall have full power to prevent slaves from being brought into this State as merchandise, and also to oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with humanity...
Seite 302 - But this momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated ; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper.
Seite 265 - ... to abstain from all injuries to them extending to life or limb, and, in case of their neglect, or refusal to comply with the directions of such laws, to have such slave or slaves sold for the benefit of the owner or owners.

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