Death Struggles of Slavery; Being a Narrative of Facts and Incidents, Which Occured in a British Colony, During the Two Years Immediately Preceding Ne by Henry Bleby

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Death Struggles of Slavery; Being a Narrative of Facts and Incidents, Which Occured in a British Colony, During the Two Years Immediately Preceding Ne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... persecutions to which the slaves--more especially the religious slaves--were exposed, lying, as they did, entirely at the mercy of men who had set themselves above all the laws and authorities of the land, and were alike strangers to humanity,and to the fear of God. CHAPTER XXII. LYNCH LAW. But hostility to Christian missionaries, and obstructions to their labours, were by no means limited to the northern parishes: the same spirit prevailed throughout the island; although circumstances were less favourable to its developement in some districts than in others. In every parish, throughout the colony, the Colonial Union was established, except in Kingston, where the free black and coloured population assumed such a formidable attitude, that its friends and supporters thought it prudent not to proceed with its formation. In the extensive parish of St. Thomas-in-the-East, the persecution of ministers of religion was by no means a thing unknown,--men whose only crime, real or pretended, was that of preaching the Gospel, or offering prayer to Almighty God, having been incarcerated in its filthy dungeons: and here, under the influence of the Colonial Church Union, persecution was revived. In the month of August, 1832, a detachment of troops of the line was sent to be stationed at Manchioneal, in compliance with the wishes of the magistrates; and as no better provision could be made for the accommodation of the commanding officer, these gentlemen, in the plenitude of their magisterial authority, determined on procuring for his convenience the house occupied by the Rev. J. Rowden, the Wesieyan missionary stationed at the place. In the absence of Mr. Rowden, the custoa of Portland, an adjoining parish, accompanied by two other persons, without any...

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