Considerations On The Abolition Of Negro Slavery; And The Means Of Practically Effecting It

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byJoseph Foster Barham

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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. 1823. Excerpt: ... must be either to furnish an establishment such as has been stated; or, if the population be left in its present dispersed state, to furnish a much larger establishment. To alter the state of the population is obviously impossible, while the property remains in the hands of different proprietors; and this brings ns again to the same point, the advantage, or necessity of vesting it all in one proprietor, or at least placing it under one direction. V. The last obstruction, that need be enumerated, is the apprehension;, which the present proprietors entertain, that though all Great Britain demands the abolition of Slavery, yet that all the price of obtaining it would be cast upon them. Such apprehension is probably unfounded; but when their all is at stake, men are not easily cured of their fears; and till these are entirely removed, it cannot be expected, that the proprietors should act as they would, if perfectly assured, that they were to bear whatever loss may ensue, only in just proportion with, the rest of the nation. The remedy here would of course be to give them that assurance, either by some solemn declaration of the legislature, or, what Would be; better (if practicable), by some immediate indemnity. But as this leads to a subject of much importance and extent, it may be well to consider it separately. OF COMPENSATION. Compensation should be considered in two points of view; its necessity and its justice. Of the Necessity of Compensation. It is necessary, because without it our object (the abolition of Slavery) cannot be attained. Doubtless it is in the power of Great Britain to abolish Slavery by its Own decree, to enforce that decree on the Colonies, or to leave the Slaves to enforce it for themselves. Nothing conld be easier or shorter than thi...

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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. 1823. Excerpt: ... must be either to furnish an establishment such as has been stated; or, if the population be left in its present dispersed sta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920322

ISBN - 13:9780217920322

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