An Essay on Colonization, Particularly Applied to the Western Coast of Africa, with Some Free Thoughts on Cultivation and Commerce: Also Brief Descriptions of the Colonies Already Formed, Or Attempted, in Africa, Including Those of Sierra Leona and Bulama, Volume 2

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author, 1794 - Africa - 365 pages

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Page 124 - If a man should try to kill me, or should sell me and my family for slaves, he would do an injury to as many as he might kill or sell; but if any one takes away the character of Black people, that man injures Black people all over the world; and when he has once taken away their character, there is nothing which he may not do to Black people ever after.
Page 217 - Upon the whole, I was more reconciled to this little piece of luxury, since not only the girls were made happier by having fine caps, but the Philadelphians by the supply of warm mittens.
Page 64 - The monopoly of the colony trade, therefore, like all the other mean and malignant expedients of the mercantile system, depresses the industry of all other countries, but chiefly that of the colonies, without in the least increasing, but on the contrary diminishing, that of the country in whose favour it is established.
Page 205 - I shall proceed to shew, that it gives its only riches, the only riches which we can call our own, and of which we need not fear either deprivation or diminution. Of nations, as of individuals, the first blessing is independence. Neither the man nor the people can be happy to whom any human power can deny the necessaries or conveniences of life.
Page 217 - Is not the hope of being one day able to purchase and enjoy luxuries a great spur to labor and industry? May not luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a spur people would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent ? To this purpose I remember a circumstance.
Page 217 - but you do not tell all the story. I think the cap was nevertheless an advantage to us, for it was the first thing that put our girls upon knitting worsted mittens for sale at Philadelphia, that they might have wherewithal to buy caps and ribbons there, and you know that that industry has continued, and is likely to continue and increase to a much greater value, and answer better purposes.
Page 124 - ... that man injures Black people all over the world, and when he has once taken away their character, there is nothing which he may not do to Black people ever after. That man, for instance, will beat Black men and say, Oh, it is only a Black man, why should I not beat him?
Page 85 - I put them in leg-irons; and if these be not enough, why, I handcuff them ; if handcuffs be too little, I put a collar round their neck, with a chain locked to a ringbolt on the deck ; if one chain won't do, I put two, and if two won't do, I put three — you may trust me for that.
Page 124 - That man will take away all the people of Africa if he can catch them ; and if you ask him, But why do you take away all these people ? he will say, Oh!
Page 23 - ... civilization. Let us give them a manly and generous education, which will make them feel the nobility of their origin, and (hew them of what great things they are capable — an education which will teach them no longer to fuffer themfelves to be dragged, or to confpire to drag others, from their fimple, but improveable and beloved focieties — which will teach them to avenge themfelves on the blind and fordid men who purchafe them, only by becoming more ufeful to them as free£ 2 men, c HA...

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