Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1899

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Page 23 - The end is the profit of the master, his security, and the public safety; the subject, one doomed, in his own person and his posterity, to live without knowledge, and without the capacity to make anything his own. and to toil that another may reap the fruits.
Page 53 - Conference acknowledge that slavery is contrary to the laws of God, man, and nature, and hurtful to society; contrary to the dictates of conscience and pure religion, and doing that which we would not others should do to us and ours?
Page 24 - We cannot allow the right of the master to be brought into discussion in the Courts of Justice. The slave, to remain a slave, must be made sensible, that there is no appeal from his master; that his power is in no instance, usurped; but is conferred by the laws of man at least, if not by the law of God.
Page 55 - We declare that we are as much as ever convinced of the great evil of slavery : therefore no slaveholder shall be eligible to any official station in our Church hereafter, where the laws of the State in which he lives will admit of emancipation, and permit the liberated slave to enjoy freedom.
Page 42 - By the amended Constitution of North Carolina, no free negro, mulatto, or free person of mixed blood, descended from negro ancestors, to the fourth generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, shall vote for members of the legislature.
Page 26 - Disguise the truth as we may, and throw the blame where we will, it is slavery which, more than any other cause, keeps us back in the career of improvement. It stifles industry and represses enterprise; it is fatal to economy and providence; it discourages skill, impairs our strength as a community, and poisons morals at the fountain head.
Page 47 - I'VE reared a monument— my own — More durable than brass ; Yea, kingly pyramids of stone In height it doth surpass. Rain shall not sap, nor driving blast Disturb its settled base, Nor countless ages rolling past ' Its symmetry deface. I shall not wholly die. Some part, Nor that a little, shall Escape the dark Destroyer's dart, And his grim festival.
Page 33 - I particularly invite again their attention to the expediency of exercising their existing powers, and, where necessary, of resorting to the prescribed mode of enlarging them, in order to effectuate a comprehensive system of roads and canals, such as will have the effect of drawing more closely together every part of our country, by promoting intercourse and improvements and by increasing the share of every part in the common stock of national prosperity.
Page 75 - SHRIVER, JAMES. An Account of the Examination and Surveys, with Remarks and Documents relative to the projected Chesapeake and Ohio and Lake Erie Canals.
Page 70 - I submit it to your consideration whether it may not be advisable to authorize by an adequate appropriation the employment of a suitable number of the officers of the Corps of Engineers to examine the unexplored ground during the next season and to report their opinion thereon.

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