Facts and Opinions Touching the Real Origin, Character and Influence of the American Colonization Society, Etc

Facts and Opinions Touching the Real Origin, Character and Influence of the American Colonization Society, Etc

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...feeling of benevolence in the minds of his hearers, as they dreamily thought of its execution in the distant future, of course, eminently practicable. It may be, ere long, one of the results of the growing strength of the antislavery movement, that slaveholders, seeing they cannot long retain their "human chattels," may propose the compromise of a wholesale purchase. Colonizationists are keen to follow the instincts of slavery. In the session of the legislature of Ohio, in 1852-3T a bill was introduced into the Senate, commonly known as " Cushing's Bill," from its author's name. Its infamous provisions were, that after January 1, 1854, no black or mulatto, not a resident of the state, should be allowed to settle therein; that every resident shall register his or her name, and pay a fee for the registration; all not registered to be treated as non-residents; non-residents not to hold real estate, and any devised to them to be forfeit to the state; those violating the act to be imprisoned not less than six months; assessors and recorders to make and compare lists of colored persons, and return to the prosecuting attorney any names found not registered, who shall arrest and prosecute such persons, and shall also institute suits for estates to be forfeited. Assessors, recorders, and prosecuting attorneys failing to do these duties, to be fined fifty dollars and made incapable of holding any office of trust or profit in the state. The bill was defeated, and Ohio saved from the disgrace of its passage. In the African Repository of April, 1853, we find an abstract of this bill, under the heading, "Negro Exclusion," published without a word of comment. Let us now turn to Indiana. In 1850, the Indiana State Sentinel said, " Two years ago the friends of...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665756X
  • 9781236657565