Advertisements.—Lewis Clark.—Mrs. Banton. Story of Lewis' sister.—Mr. Nelson's story.—Frederick Douglas.—Josiah Henson's account of the sale of his mother and her children.—Recent incident in Boston.—Advertisements for dead or alive.
Similar case.—Old Virginia family servant.—Bishop Meade's remarks.—Judge Upshur's servant.—Instance in Brunswick, Me.—History of Josiah Henson.—Uncle Tom's vision.—Similar facts.—Story of a Boston lady.—Instance of the Southern lady on a plantation.—Story of an African woman.—Account of old Jacob.
Alfred and Augustine St. Clare representatives of two classes of men.—Letter of Patrick Henry.—Southern men reproving Northern men.—Mr. Mitchell, of Tennessee.—John Randolph of Roanoke.—Instance of a sceptic made by the Biblical defence of slavery,—Baltimore Sun on Biblical defence of slavery.—Specimen of pro-slavery preaching.
No test of character required in a master.—Mr. Dickey's account in "Slavery as It Is."—"Working up slaves."—Extracts from Mr. Weld's book.—Agricultural society's testimony.—James G. Birney's do.—Henry Clay's do.—Samuel Blackwell's.—Dr. Demming's.—Dr Channing's.—Rev. Mr. Barrows'.—Rev. C. C. Jones'.—Causes of severe labor on sugar plantations.—Professor Ingraham's testimony.—Periodical pressure of labor in the cotton season.—Letter of a cotton-driver, published in the Fairfield Herald.—Testimony as to slave-dwellings.—Mr. Stephen E. Maltby.—Mr. George Avery.—William Ladd, Esq.—Rev. Joseph M. Sadd, Esq.—Mr. George W. Westgate.—Rev. C. C. Jones.—Extract from recent letter from a friend travelling in the South.—Extracts with relation to the food of the slaves.—Professor Ingraham's anecdotes.
Separation of an aged mother from her son authenticated.—Selling of the woman to the trader authenticated.—Parting the infant from the mother verified.—Suicide of slaves from grief authenticated.—Parting of "John aged 30" from his wife authenticated.—Case of old Prue in New Orleans authenticated.—Story of the mulatto woman authenticated.
Definitions from civil code of Louisiana.—From laws of South Carolina.—Decision of Judge Ruffin.—Involve absolute despotism.—Do not admit of humane decisions.—Designed only for the security of the master, with no regard for the welfare of the slave.—Judge Ruffin.—No redress for personal injury that does not produce loss of service.—Case of Cornfute v. Dale.—Decision with regard to patrols.—Decisions of North and South Carolina with respect to the assault and battery of slaves.—Decision in Louisiana, by which, if a person injures a slave, he may, by paying a certain price, become his owner.—Decision in Louisiana, Berard v. Berard, establishing the principle that by no mode of suit, direct or indirect, can a slave obtain redress for ill-treatment.—Case of Jennings v. Fundeburg.—Action for killing negroes.—Also Richardson v. Dukes for the same.—Recognition of the fact that many persons, by withholding from slaves proper food and raiment, cause them to commit crimes for which they are executed.—Is the negro a person in any sense?—Judge Clark's argument to prove that he is a human being.—Decision that a woman may be given to one person, and her unborn children to another.—Disproportioned punishment of the Slave compared with the master.—Case of State v. Mann, showing that the owner or hirer of a slave cannot be punished for inflicting cruel, unwarrantable and disproportioned punishments.—Judge Ruffin's speech.
CHAPTER III.—Souther v. The Commonwealth, the ne plus ultra of Legal Humanity.
Old Milly and her household.—Liberty and equality.—The schooner Pearl.—An American slave-ship.—Capture of fugitives.—Indignation.—Captives imprisoned.—Voyage to New Orleans and return.—Affecting incidents.—Final redemption.
Slavery degrades the poor whites.—Causes and process.—Materials for mobs.—Fierce for slavery.—Influence of slavery on education.—Emigration from slave states.—N. B. Watson advertised for a hunt.—John Cornutt lynched.—No defence in law.—Justice prostrate.—Rev. E. Matthews lynched.—Case of Jesse McBride.
Trials for heresy.—Course as to slavery heresies.—Course of the Methodist Church.—Course of the Presbyterian Church, before the division.—Course of the Old School body,—Course of the New School body.—Results.—Congregationalists.—Albany convention.—Home Missionary Society.—The protesting power.—Practical workings of the general system.—Pleas for inaction.—Appeal to the church.
Work of the church in America.—Feelings of Christians in all other countries.—Eradication of caste, and repeal of sinful laws against free colored people.—Various duties and measures as to slavery.—Closing appeal.
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"At the rolling of sugars, an interval of from two to three months, they (the slaves in Louisiana) work both night and day. Abridged of their sleep, they scarcely retire to rest during the whole period."