Liberia, Or, The Early History and Signal Preservation of the American Colony of Free Negroes on the Coast of Africa: Compiled from American Documents

Waugh and Innes, 1831 - 152 Seiten

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Seite vii - Society, as defined in the second article of its constitution, " is to promote and execute a plan for colonizing, with their consent, the free people of color residing in our country, in Africa, or such other place, as Congress shall deem expedient...
Seite vi - ... continue with their parents to a certain age, then be brought up, at the public expense, to tillage, arts or sciences, according to their geniusses, till the females should be eighteen, and the males twenty-one years of age, when they should be colonized to such place as the circumstances of the time should render most proper...
Seite 2 - States, of all such negroes, mulattoes, or persons of colour, as may be so delivered and brought within their jurisdiction : And to appoint a proper person or persons, residing upon the coast of Africa, as agent or agents for receiving the negroes, mulattoes, or persons of colour, delivered from on board vessels, seized in the prosecution of the slave trade, by commanders of the United States
Seite 107 - ... soil, and resources of the country at our disposal ; we know nothing of that debasing inferiority with which our very colour stamped us in America ; there is nothing here to create the feeling on our part —nothing to cherish the feeling of superiority in the minds of foreigners who visit us. It is this moral emancipation — this liberation of the mind from worse than iron fetters, that repays us, ten thousand times over, for all that it has cost us, and makes us grateful to God and our American...
Seite 52 - Eight hundred men were here pressed, shoulder to shoulder, in so compact a form that a child might easily walk upon their heads from one end of the mass to the other, presenting in their rear a breadth of rank equal to twenty or thirty men, and all exposed to a gun of great power, raised on a platform, at only from thirty to sixty yards distance!
Seite 36 - This labour was immediately undertaken, and carried on without any other intermission, than that caused by sickness of the people, and the interruption of other duties equally connected with the safety of the place. But the rains were immoderate and nearly constant. In addition to these fatiguing labours, was that of maintaining the nightly watch; — which, from the number of sentinels neces<sary for the common safety, shortly became more exhausting than all the other burdens of the people. No less...
Seite vi - States, for the purpose of obtaining a territory upon the coast of Africa, or at some other place, not within any of the . States or territorial governments of the United States to serve as an asylum for such persons of color as are now free, and may desire the same, and for those who may be hereafter emancipated within this Commonwealth...
Seite 125 - A more fertile soil, and a more productive country, so far as it is cultivated, there is not, we believe, on the face of the earth.
Seite 51 - ... action. A few musketeers with E. Johnson at their head, by passing round upon the enemy's flank, served to increase the consternation which was beginning to pervade their unwieldy body. In about twenty minutes after the settlers had taken their stand, the front of the enemy began to recoil.
Seite 78 - There shall be no slavery in the settlement. ARTICLE VI. The common law, as in force and modified in the United States, and applicable to the situation of the people, shall be in force in the settlement.

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