Slavery In The District Of Columbia Volume 2; The Policy Of Congress And The Struggle For Abolition

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byMary Tremain

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...confinement or imprisonment at hard labor, he may be sentenced to solitary confinement as long as the court thinks fit. The lesser crimes are punished by lashes not to exceed forty for any one offence. Free negroes and manumitted slaves are admitted as witnesses in all cases as if white. Slaves may testify in the prosecution of negroes for crime, or in civil cases where only negroes are parties. If a negro taken up as a runaway is proved free he is discharged; if unable to prove his freedom, he is sold as a slave, but is not warranted to be a slave, and the sale does not prejudice his claim to freedom, if he have any claim. 1 Gen. of Univ. Emanc., Jan. 22, 1830. The trade in slaves is not mentioned. Corporation Law of Washington, 1831, 7. 4 As late as 1848 the matter is referred to Congress by citizens of Washington. Nat. Era, May 3, 1849. /' / V The code of 1857 provides that in cases of crime the slave shall have the same punishment as the free man, except that where fine is given stripes may be substituted for the fine. A negro taken up as a runaway slave is discharged if he proves his freedom; if not, he is to be advertised, and if not claimed after a certain period, is released. The city corporations were fully empowered by Congress to pass all laws necessary to makeup any deficiencies in the tyranny of the system over the blacks. If they did not do so, the credit does not belong to the nation. The charter granted to the city of Washington in 1820 gave, among other enumerated powers, the right to prescribe the terms and conditions on which free negroes and mulattoesmay reside in the city;1 also to restrain and prohibit nightly and other disorderly meetings of slaves, free negroes and mulattoes, and to punish such slaves by whipping not exceeding forty ...

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...confinement or imprisonment at hard labor, he may be sentenced to solitary confinement as long as the court thinks fit. The less...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217872557

ISBN - 13:9780217872553

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