America, Its Realities and Resources: Comprising Important Details Connected with the Present Social, Political, Agricultural, Commercial, and Financial State of the Country, Its Laws and Customs, Together with a Review of the Policy of the United States that Led to the War of 1812, and Peace of 1814--the "right of Search," the Texas and Oregon Questions, Etc. Etc, Volume 2
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Page 66 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions ; the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Page 66 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
Page 52 - Slaves shall be deemed, sold, taken, reputed, and adjudged in law to be chattels personal, in the hands of their owners and possessors, and their executors, administrators, and assigns, to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever.
Page 66 - And with what execration should the statesman be loaded, who, permitting one half the citizens thus to trample on the rights of the other, transforms those into despots, and these into enemies, destroys the morals of the one part, and the amor patriae of the other.
Page 67 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country...
Page 66 - For if a slave can have a country in this world, it must be any other in preference to that in which he is born to live and...
Page 10 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby, for ever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right and exclusive jurisdiction, as well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the constitution of the Government of the United States...
Page 45 - By no act or direction of mine, official or private, could I be induced to aid, knowingly, in giving circulation to papers of this description, directly or indirectly. "We owe an obligation to the laws, but a higher one to the communities in which we live ; and, if the former be permitted to destroy the latter, it is patriotism to disregard them.
Page 61 - And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died : and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage...