The Foreign Slave Trade: A Brief Account of Its State, of the Treaties which Have Been Entered Into, and of the Laws Enacted for Its Suppression, from the Date of the English Abolition Act to the Present Time

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J. Hatchard and Son, 1837 - Всего страниц: 62
 

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Стр. 19 - Baltimore, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the laws of the United States, on the subject of the African slave trade...
Стр. 10 - Trade, on any part of the Coast of Africa to the northward of the Equator, upon any pretext, or in any manner whatsoever : Provided nevertheless, that the said provision shall not extend to any Ship or Ships having cleared out from the...
Стр. 20 - The final answer, however, is, that under no condition, in no form, and with no restrictions, will the United States enter into any convention or treaty, or make combined efforts of any sort or kind, with other nations for the suppression of the trade.
Стр. 47 - ... a glance decided the age, whether above or under fourteen, and they were instantly swung again by the arm into their loathsome cell, where another negro boatswain sat with a whip or stick, and forced them to resume the bent and painful attitude necessary for the stowage of so large a 'number. The unfortunate women and girls, in general, submitted with quiet resignation, when absence of disease, and the use of their limbs permitted. A month had made their condition familiar to them ; one or two...
Стр. 25 - I was suddenly awakened by a crashing under his feet, which startled me excessively. I found that my steed had, without any sensation of shame or alarm, stepped upon the perfect skeletons of two human beings, cracking their brittle bones under his feet, and, by one trip of his foot, separating a skull from the trunk, which rolled on like a ball before him. This event gave me a sensation which it took some time to remove.
Стр. 47 - A month had made their condition familiar to them. One or two were less philosophical, or suffered more acutely than the rest. Their shrieks rose faintly from their hidden prison, as violent compulsion alone squeezed them into their nook against the curve of the ship's side. I attempted to descend in order to see the accommodation. The height between the floor and ceiling was about twenty-two inches. The agony of the position of the crouching slaves may be imagined, especially that of the men, whose...
Стр. 10 - May, 1820, and that, from and after that period, it shall not be lawful for any of the subjects of the crown of Spain to purchase slaves, or to carry on the slave trade, on any part of the coast of Africa, upon any pretext or in any manner whatever...
Стр. 12 - Portuguese government will have no hesitation to insert in the Treaty of Commerce, which the undersigned hopes will be shortly concluded between Portugal and Great Britain, an article, by which his Most Faithful Majesty binds himself, not only to the total abolition of the...
Стр. 15 - Treaty, it should not be lawful for the Subjects of the Emperor of Brazil to be concerned in the carrying on of the African Slave Trade, under any Pretext or in any Manner whatever, and that the carrying on such Trade after that, by any Person Subject of His Imperial Majesty, should be deemed and treated as Piracy...
Стр. 4 - ... her, or their being sold, transferred, used, or dealt with as a slave or slaves, then and in every such case, the person or persons so offending shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of piracy, felony, and robbery, and being convicted thereof shall suffer death without benefit of clergy, and loss of lands, goods, and chattels, as pirates, felons, and robbers upon the seas ought to suffer.

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