Substance of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the 15th May, 1823, on a Motion for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions: With a Preface and Appendixes, Containing Facts and Reasonings Illustrative of Colonial Bondage..
Ellerton and Henderson, Gough Square, 1823 - 248 pages
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Page 75 - Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ ; Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers ; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart ; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men...
Page 7 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Page 141 - ... which they, or any of them, may acquire, without the let, suit, hindrance, or molestation of me or my heirs, or any person or persons claiming, or to claim, by, from, or under me or them ; hereby quitting all claim and demand to them and their posterity. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of the 6th Month, 1776. • (Signed) " Samuel Nottingham.'* " Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, " Nicholas Wain,
Page viii - Jove fix'd it certain, that whatever day Makes man a slave takes half his worth away.
Page xxv - The London Society for mitigating, and gradually abolishing, the state of slavery throughout the British dominions ;" and that a subscription be entered into for that purpose.
Page 10 - Christianity can only operate as an alterative. By the mild diffusion of its light and influence, the minds of men are insensibly prepared to perceive and correct the enormities, which folly, or wickedness, or accident, have introduced into their public establishments.
Page 119 - ... and Her Majesty is pleased to order, that any of her subjects, committing a breach or violation of this direction shall, upon conviction thereof in any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record or...
Page 75 - Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Page 1 - The object at which we aim is the extinction of slavery — nothing less than the extinction of slavery— in nothing less than the whole of the British dominions; not, however, the rapid termination of that state ; not the sudden emancipation of the negro ; but such preparatory steps, such measures of precaution, as, by slow degrees, and in a course of years, first fitting and qualifying the slaves for the enjoyment of freedom, shall gently conduct us to the annihilation of Slavery.
Page 9 - Slavery was a part of the civil constitution of most countries when Christianity appeared ; yet no passage is to be found in the Christian Scriptures by which it is condemned and prohibited. This is true ; for Christianity, soliciting admission into all nations of the world, abstained, as behoved it, from intermeddling with the civil institutions of any. But...