Some Account Of The State Of Slavery At Mauritius; Since The British Occupation, In 1810: In…

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byCharles Telfair

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... vernors, and myself, yet those behind the scene nayj? allowed the materials they had collected for proving the leged charges quietly to sink into" the tomb of all the Capulets." Having failed in finding, in high life, another orator to advocate a cause so groundless, the anonymous organ of the party has published the evidence, as he presumes to call it, in the Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter. The upper ranks having treated the first attack and its failure with contempt, he has now tried the effect of excitement on the rabble, to whom alone such a composition could be addressed, with the hope of being read or believed. Two separate inquiries in Mauritius, on the same subject with that pursued by the Committee of the House in 1826, were ordered to be instituted, by His Majesty's ministers, for ascertaining the truth. The first inquiry was conducted by the local Government, without the knowledge of the persons accused, and was held on the very spot where it was alleged the crimes had been committed. Their Report was given into Parliament in 1827, and thus again unequivocal proofs were produced of the falsity of the depositions made. before the Lord Mayor, and afterwards detailed piecemeal by Higginson and Kendrick before the Select Committee. The minutes of this most conclusive evidence, and the correspondence of the local Government with the Colonial Office regarding it, were also printed, by order of the House, on the 15th February, 1827. The depositions annexed to that report establish the perjury on which the allegations against me were founded, for they were the sworn evidence of the very persons to whose authority Higginson and Kendrick had appealed for corroboration. Were it necessary to pursue this subject further, a third proof of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... vernors, and myself, yet those behind the scene nayj? allowed the materials they had collected for proving the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217051480

ISBN - 13:9780217051484

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