Impressions of America and the American Churches; From Journal of the REV. G. Lewis

Impressions of America and the American Churches; From Journal of the REV. G. Lewis

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...The practical application which Mr Macdonogh makes of his experiment to the general cause of emancipation, we must not omit: --"If the planters of Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas, whose lands are worn out, would entrust their slaves to the younger male branches of their families to bring here into our State, to cultivate the richest alluvian soils in the world, they would be enabled (under such an agreement with their slaves as I have pointed out above), every fifteen years (after gaining by their extra labour, the value of their entire gangs, making large revenues, and passing happy lives; for I can say with great truth, that the last sixteen years of mine, passed as they have been in peace and without anxiety, in APPLICATION. 215 the midst of those people, have been among the most happy of my life; for the very knowledge that I was surrounded by those who looked upon me in the light of a friend and father, and who would willingly at any time have periled their own lives to have saved mine, if necessary, gave peace and serenity to the mind), to send their entire gangs to Liberia without the cost of a dollar to themselves. Besides which, to bring their slaves into this State, and keep them here fifteen years, would be an act of humanity, as it would inure them to a climate very analogous to that of Africa, and they would run no risk to their health or lives when afterwards settling in Liberia. I will now state, that to carry out this plan with complete success, it is all-important that the slave has full and entire confidence in his master; he must know and be convinced that his master is his friend and well-wisher; that he is true, sincere, and honest; without this confidence of the slave in his master, I at once confess, the plan could not...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667751
  • 9781236667755