Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 8

Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 8

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...there exists a committee of the members of the County July 30 Counceal, and Aldermans of this town, which has made a Hcfcrrancc to you and the Counceal in order to let you know the necessity of sending hack our negroes to St. Domingo. Let it be allowed to us to say, that such a plan is as inhuman as difficult to be executed. At first let us observe, that we get our living by the means of our negroes, and were we deprived of them wc should remain helpless and destitute of everything. Thus if it was the case, in order to be just and humane, it should become necessary to give us an allowance equivelant the money we shall be deprived of by sending away our negroes, otherwise we should become beggars, unless you should intend to back both whites and blacks all together. But we cannot suppose such a thing without offending the generous sensibility of the American citizens. But let us suppose the French Consul should be requested to do such a piece of Execution, do you think Gentlemen, our Minister to whom your Requisition should be sent, should not be offended at it? And tho. he should not be so, the citizens of this town from whom we have experienced so much goodness, should be themselves too afflicted at such a violence. No Gentlemen, no such hardness after so much kindness, cannot be supposed. We would rather believe you would continue to befriend us till the end of the war, than to suppose any other procedure: at which time we take the engagement to return to our own home. In this occurence we put our plans under the protection of your humanity, and Ave hope you would not disgrace the Generous welcome with which you have relieved us. Whatever may happen, we will continue our vows for the prosperity of the American Nation. We are, &c. more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595556
  • 9781236595553