An Authentic Copy of the Minutes of Evidence on the Trial of John Smith, a Missionary, in Demerara; Held at the Colony House, in George Town, Demerara, on Monday, the 13th Day of October, 1823, and 27 Following Days on a Charge of

An Authentic Copy of the Minutes of Evidence on the Trial of John Smith, a Missionary, in Demerara; Held at the Colony House, in George Town, Demerara, on Monday, the 13th Day of October, 1823, and 27 Following Days on a Charge of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...took place in my house betwixt Dr. M'Turk and Mr. Smith, but not about the circular that I recollect. Did Dr. M'Turk, by words or manner, sneer at the prisoner?--1 do not recollect; there was a disagreeable conversation between them, but it is a long time ago, and I cannot remember. Did he ridicule the idea of the negroes being instructed in religion?--I don't recollect that he did; he found fault with Mr. Smith for opening the chapel before the Fiscal's order was fulfilled. Was any certificate given concerning that conversation.'--J signed a certificate concerning that conversation. Was that certificate sworn to?--No, Sir. Did Dr. M'Turk in that conversation say that he never had but one opinion of religion, or words to that effect?--I really cannot remember, it is so long ago.--I recollect Dr. M'Turk finding fault with Mr. Smith for opening the chapel to strange negroes. Mr. Smith said, he did not care about opening the chapel, as he was not paid by the head for preaching to negroes. Have you never told any one that you recollected these thinss?--Not latterly, I believe. From the manner and language of the prisoner and Dr. M'Turk, was it not evident that they were quarrelling during the conversation?--There was improper language passed on both sides. Were you in the habit of attending the prisoner's chapel?--Sometimes. Did you ever see more people there than could get inside the chapel?--Yes, often. Did you ever see the negroes throw up money in the chapel?--Yes. At what hour was the noon service commonly concluded?--At 2 o'clock. Did you see Mr. Smith the Sunday evening before the revolt?--I did. Where was he when you first spoke to him that evening?--Walking in the Middle Walk I was walking down, and he was walking up with his lady. What...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651260X
  • 9781236512604