A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions, Band 3

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839

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Seite 44 - 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. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium ' of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great ' Britain. Determined to keep open a market where men should * be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative...
Seite 46 - Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you " ? This was the doctrine of Laotse.
Seite 80 - I must go into the presidential chair the inflexible and uncompromising opponent of every attempt, on the part of Congress, to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, against the wishes of the slaveholding states ; and also with a determination equally decided to resist the slightest interference with it in the states where it exists.
Seite 80 - Resolved, That this government is a government of limited powers; and that, by the Constitution of the United States, Congress has no jurisdiction whatever over the institution of Slavery in the several States of the confederacy.
Seite 44 - This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. 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...
Seite 81 - Congress ; and that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper, touching or relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to Slavery, as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid upon the table, without being debated, printed, or referred.
Seite 245 - Consequently, it was determined to take him into the woods and Lynch him — which is a mode of punishment provided for such as become obnoxious in a manner which the law cannot reach. He was immediately carried out under a guard, attended by a crowd of respectable citizens — tied to a tree — punished with stripes — tarred and feathered, and ordered to leave the city in forty-eight hours.
Seite 188 - And made its tide Her looking-glass. And when the man of God From Egypt led his flock, They thirsted, and his rod Smote the Arabian rock, And forth a rill Of water gushed, And on they rushed, And drank their fill.
Seite 290 - The former vice may be ascribed to the business-habits of the country, which leave so little time for parental instruction, and perhaps in some degree, to the arts of political agents, who, with their own advantage in view, among the other expedients of their cunning, have resorted to the artifice of separating children from their natural advisers, by calling meetings of the young, to decide on the fortunes and policy of the country.
Seite 159 - In the catholic church, the religious community is composed of only two elements ; the priest and the people. The priest alone rises above the rank of his flock, and all below him are equal.

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