Five Hundred Thousand Strokes For Freedom; A Series Of Anti-slavery Tracts, Of Which Half A Million…

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byWilson Armistead

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Leeds Anti-slavery Series. No. 42. MURDER OF AN INFANT. On board a slave-ship, a child of about ten months old took sulk (as they term it), and would not eat. The captain took up the child and flogged it with a cat, saying, with an oath, "I'll make you eat, or I'll kill you." From this, and other ill treatment, the child's legs swelled, and the captain ordered some water to be made hot, for abating the swelling. But even his tender-mercies were cruel; for the cook, putting his hand into the water, said it was too hot. The captain, with another oath, said, " Put his feet in," The child was put into the water, and the nails and skin came all off his feet. Oiled cloths were then put round them. The child was then tied to a heavy log, and two or three days afterwards, the captain caught it up again, and said, "I will make you eat, or I will be the death of you." He immediately flogged the child again, and in a quarter of an hour it died. After the infant was dead, he would not suffer any of the people on deck to throw the body overboard, but called the mother, the wretched mother, to perform this last sad office to her murdered child. He beat her, regardless of the indignant murmurs of her fettered countrymen, (whom, in the barbarous plenitude of secure tyranny, he permitted to be spectators of this horrible scene), he beat her till he made her take up the child, and carry it to the side of the vessel, and then she dropped it into the sea, turning her head the other way, that she might not see it.-- Evidence before the House of Commons. "A few days ago, a young female was arrested at New Buffalo, where she had resided some time. She had been married but a short time before she was torn away from her husband by the cruel slave-hunter, and hurried off into Kentucky sl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Leeds Anti-slavery Series. No. 42. MURDER OF AN INFANT. On board a slave-ship, a child of about ten months old took sulk (as they ter...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217834531

ISBN - 13:9780217834537

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