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1755. Two men put to death in Massachusetts.

16. In September, 1755, two slaves were put to death in Cambridge, Mass., for poisoning their master, in order to get their freedom.

1761. Insurrection in Jamaica.

17. In October, 1761, an insurrection took place among the slaves in Jamaica. We have heard of no insurrection in that island since the slaves were set free:

1761. Insurrection in Bermuda.

18. The same year the slaves in Bermuda rebelled, and threatened to destroy all their masters. Two of the conspirators were put to death; one was hanged and one burnt alive.

1761. Murders on shipboard.

19. Forty slaves were killed on board an enslaver, commanded by Capt. Nichols of Boston, Mass., in 1761.

1791. Horrors of St. Domingo.

20. The horrors of St. Domingo are often referred to. But the great massacres, which make so frightful a picture in the history of this island, occurred in 1791 and 92, before the emancipation of the slaves had been even contemplated; and these were caused by the planters and not by the slaves. The sudden emancipation of five hundred thousand slaves, in this Island, put an end to the civil war which had been raging with dreadful fury for more than two years. "The Colony," says Lacroix, "marched as by enchantment towards its ancient splendor; cultivation prospered; and every day produced perceptible proof of its progress. The

blacks were peaceable, the colony flourished and no evil consequences followed emancipation, till eight years after when Buonaparte attempted to reduce the blacks again to a state of slavery." Then it was that the scenes of carnage and bloodshed followed, on the account of which we are so frequently told to "look to St. Domingo;" and this, too, when every person acquainted with its history knows that those scenes were caused by the cruel attempt to reduce free men to a state of slavery.

1822. Thirty-five persons put to death in S. C.

21. In July, 1822, thirty-five slaves were put to death in S. C. for an attempt to gain their liberty.

1825. A man burned alive in S. Carolina,

22. A negro slave named William, is stated in a S. C. paper to have been burned alive near Greenville, S. C., for the murder of a white man.-Phil. Gaz., Aug. 1825.

23. In 1826, sixty slaves were put to death in Newbern, S. C. for the same cause.

! 1831. Insurrection at Southampton, Va.

24. The insurrection in Southampton county, Va., is remembered, probably by the most of my readers. It occurred in 1831, and was headed by Nat. Turner, a slave, and member of the Baptist church. Upwards of sixty-four persons lost their ives in nat dreadful commotion.

The following was narrated by the Rev. M. B. Cox, late Missionary to Liberia, soon after the event occurred:

Immediately after the insurrection above named, a slaveholder went into the woods, in quest of some of the insurgents, accompanied by a faithful slave,

who had been the means of saving his life in time of the massacre. When they had been some time in the woods, the slave handed his musket to his master, informing him at the same time, that he could not live a slave any longer, and requested him either to set him free or shoot him on the spot. The master took the gun from the hands of the slave, leveled it at his breast,and shot the faithful negro through the heart.

Summary of events in 1832.

25. The following occurrences are set down to the credit of slavery for the year 1832. Could one half the evils here enumerated, be traced to an instance of general and immediate emancipation, it would be thought abundantly sufficient to decide the question between us and our opponents.

William, a slave in Charleston, S. C., executed for wounding two white men.

A runaway slave, to prevent being arrested, drowned himself at New Orleans.

Mulatto man Philip, hung at the South for the murder of Mrs. Fayat.

The slave of R. Felton, Esq. of N. C. murdered by another slave.

Two slaves hung at Petersburgh, Va., for breaking open a counting room.

Three slaves hung in Rowan Co. N. C.-Newton and Daniel, for burning a barn and five horses, and Charles for drowning a child of Alexander Neely, 2 years old.

Discovery of a conspiracy amongst the slaves of Martinique, having for its object the destruction of the white inhabitants of that İsland.

A Mrs. Marks, a widow, living near Claiborne, Alabama, murdered by her own slave.

A runaway slave hung at Charleston, S. C. for murdering Prince, a slave belonging to Col. Hunt by whipping him to death.

The overseer of a plantation in the island of Santa Cruz, called Golden Grove, belonging to a citizen of Boston, murdered by three slaves for violating the chastity of their wives. The slaves shot like dogs.

A runaway slave, belonging to a Mr. Walker of Perry county, Alabama, caught, tied to a horse, and run to death, by his master.

A slave about to be separated from his wife and children, threw himself from a steam-boat into the Ohio river, and was drowned.

A Mr. Coleman murdered at the South by two of his own slaves.

More than fifty persons at Bishopsville, S. C. belonging to the Union Party, poisoned at a celebration on the 4th of July, by the cook infusing arsenic into the food. None died. The instigator of this foul deed, a slave, hung.

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A Miss Denton murdered by a slave near Lan-` casterville, S. C.

A Mr. Murphy killed in Florence, Alabama, by a slave, for chastising the wife of the slave in his preSlave hung.


John Puryear, a planter, murdered his overseer.

Andrew Young, and his wife, of Montgomery county, Alabama, both murdered in a shocking manner by one of their slaves.

Three slave vessels captured by British cruisers, which had originally 1100 slaves on board, but of which they succeeded in taking only 306 to Sierra Leone. The kidnappers threw overboard 180 slaves, manacled together, four of whom only were picked up.

A conspiracy discovered among the slaves in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Their object, it was said, was to set fire to some building, and amidst the confusion of the citizens, to sieze as many guns and implements of destruction as they could procure, and

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commence a general massacre.-Many of them suffered horrible punishments.

Another conspiracy discovered among two gold mining companies of slaves in North Carolina. Their plan was to commence at the gold mines, and kill all the whites there: thence one company was to go to Rutherfordton, the other to Morganton, and take the towns. There they expected to get arms and amunition to carry on their operations.

A female slave hung in Norfolk for poisoning two colored women.

Henry Isbell, of Bean Creek, Fairfield District, S. C., on receiving doubtful information that two runaway slaves were in the lane leading to his house, in the evening, went forth with gun and dogs to destroy them. He deliberately fired at one of them, and killed him. Instead of a slave, the victim proved to be a friend and neighbor of the murderer!

A colored man, named Thomas Mitchell, who had resided as a freeman two or three years in Ohio, on being seized by his master, precipitated himself from the fourth story of one of the hotels in Cincinnati, in which he had been put for safe keeping, and expired in a few hours.

A general insurrection of the slaves in Jamaica. One hundred and fifty plantations were burnt, between two and three thousand slaves killed, and a large number of whites; and the whole loss occasioned by the rebellion and attempts to suppress it, valued at five millions of dollars.

But it were useless to multiply facts of this kind. The reader is referred for further information upon this subject to Holme's Annals, and also to Lectures on slavery by Rev. A. A. Phelps.

The above must be sufficent to convince any mind susceptible of conviction, that the greatest

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