Life Of James Mursell Phillippo; Missionary In Jamaica by Edward Bean UnderhillLife Of James Mursell Phillippo; Missionary In Jamaica by Edward Bean Underhill

Life Of James Mursell Phillippo; Missionary In Jamaica

byEdward Bean Underhill

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXVI. THE DISTURBANCES--1865 To 1866. On the 14th of April, 1865, Mr. Phillippo makes the following entry in his diary:--"A list of questions was this day received from the Governor relative to the condition of the peasantry in the country, as a consequence of Dr. Underhill's letter to the Right Hon. E. Cardwell, Colonial Secretary of State, to which I replied, and sent a copy of my reply to the Secretary of the Union for the perusal of the brethren, to be forwarded to his Excellency with their approval." The Letter which called forth Mr. Phillippo's explanation was sent to the Colonial Office on the 5th of the preceding January. Its object was to call the attention of the Colonial Minister to the lamentable condition of Jamaica, and to entreat an early interposition on its behalf. For two or three years the most painful representations of the poverty and sufferings of the people, and consequently of the pastors, had been received by the Missionary Committee. Two years of drought had desolated the provision grounds and deprived the peasantry of their usual food. The American War, and increased taxation on imports, made costly the supply of breadstuff's, employment necessarily failed, and the moral and spiritual improvement of the people had come to a stand. Other matters affecting the well-being of the population were also brought to the Minister's attention. The increase of crime, owing to the prevailing poverty, was alarming. Work on the estates was scarcely to be had; nor had the estate owners capital to employ the labourers, who, since slavery, had rapidly increased in numbers. The Legislature made no effort to improve the condition of the people. Its members were elected by a mere fraction, and they legislated in favour of their own class, i...
Title:Life Of James Mursell Phillippo; Missionary In JamaicaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217964249

ISBN - 13:9780217964241