Notes on the History of Slavery in Massachusetts Volume 3

Notes on the History of Slavery in Massachusetts Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...of the General Court, " by whom (he thought) this idolatry should be thrown down, and a reformation take place by the authority of that legiflative power." His appeals to the love of freedom, which was then the cry of the whole land, are most forcible, and his strong fears of the further judgments of God as a consequence of this "capital fin of these States," flavery, are full of warning. He concludes with the following paragraph, which is not less interesting in this connection from the special reference to Boston-in his pious improvement of an important fact already set forth in these Notes: " But, Sir, you may be ready too hastily to conclude from this writing that my mind is so fastened upon the flave-trade, as if it were the only crime that we were chargeable with, or that God was 'chastening us for. As I have said before, so say I again, our transgreffions are multiplied, but yet this crime is more particularly pointed at than any other. WAS BosToN THE FIRST PORT ON THIS CONTlNENT THAT BEGAN THE SLAvE-TRADE, and are they not the sirst shut up hy an oppreffrve act, and brought almost to deso/ation, wherefore, Sir, though we may not he peremptory in applying the judgments of God, yet I cannot pasir over such providenees without a remarh. But to conclude. I entreat and beseech you by all the love you have for this town, by all the regard you have for this distressed, bleeding province, as for the American Colonies in general, that you exert yourself, and improve your utmost endeavors at the Court to obtain a discharge for the flaves from their bondage. If this was done, I should expect speedy deliverance to arise to us, but if this oppreffion is still continued and maintained hy authority, I can only say, my...
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887999
  • 9781236887993