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Strona 161 - Temple speaks,(7) a sort of people in a condition of downright servitude, used and employed in the most servile works, and belonging, both they, their children and effects, to the lord of the soil, like the rest of the cattle or stock upon it.
Strona 161 - These villeins, belonging principally to lords of manors, were either villeins regardant, that is, annexed to the manor or land ; or else they were in gross, or at large, that is, annexed to the person of the lord, and transferable by deed from one owner to another.
Strona 164 - And this spirit of liberty is so deeply implanted in our constitution, and rooted even in our very soil, that a slave or a negro, the moment he lands in England, falls under the protection of the laws, and so far becomes a freeman...
Strona 165 - ... the slave is entitled to the same protection in England before, as after, baptism : and whatever service the heathen negro owed of right to his American master, by general not by local law, the same (whatever it be) is he bound to render when brought to England and made a Christian.
Strona 171 - The state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only by positive law, which preserves its force long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself from whence...
Strona 171 - The only question before us is, whether the cause on the return is sufficient :' If it is, the negro must be remanded ; if it is not, he must b« discharged. Accordingly, the return states, that the slave departed and refused to serve ; whereupon he was kept, to be sold abroad. So high an act of dominion must be recognized by the law of the country where it is used.
Strona 164 - Political, therefore, or civil liberty, which is that of a member of society, is no other than natural liberty so far restrained by human laws (and no farther) as is necessary and expedient for the general advantage of the public.
Strona 59 - Sea," which could only refer to the Lake of the Woods or Lake Winnipeg. Again, on page 134, Eadisson speaks of the "Lake of the Hurrons which was upon the border of the sea," evidently meaning Lake Superior. On the same page, in the heading of the third voyage, he speaks of the " filthy Lake of the Hurrons, Upper Sea of the East, and Bay of the north," and yet no one has claimed that in this voyage he visited Hudson Bay.
Strona 158 - The Europeans, having extirpated the Americans, were obliged to make slaves of the Africans, for clearing such vast tracts of land. Sugar would be too dear if the plants which produce it were cultivated by any other than slaves. These creatures are all over black, and with such a flat nose that they can scarcely be pitied. It is hardly to be believed that God, who is a wise Being, should place a soul, especially a good soul, in such a black ugly body.