Observations on the Present Condition of the Island of Trinidad: And the Actual State of the Experiment of Negro Emancipation

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - Blacks - 177 pages
 

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Page 131 - Sir: I am directed by the Governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 40 - ... 2. That it is expedient, that all children born after the passing of any act, or who shall be under the age of six years at the time of passing any act of parliament for this purpose, be declared free — subject, nevertheless, to such temporary restrictions as may be deemed necessary...
Page 155 - Given under my hand and seal, this day of , in the year of our Lord , at , in the [county] aforesaid.
Page 147 - Granville, one of Her Majesty's principal secretaries of state, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Page 139 - It must not be forgotten, that the conditions under which society has hitherto existed will, on the expiration of the apprenticeship, undergo an essential change. During Slavery, labour could be compelled to go wherever it promised most profit to the employer. Under the new system it will find its way wherever it promises most profit to the labourer. If, therefore, we are to keep up the cultivation of the staple productions, we must make it the immediate and apparent interest of the negro population...
Page 131 - With the greatest respect and esteem, I have the honour to be Your Excellency's most obedient and humble Servant, B.
Page 140 - Crown lands by persons not possessing a proprietary title to them ; and to fix such a price upon all Crown lands as may place them out of the reach of persons without capital.
Page 143 - It is, therefore, hereby ordered, by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, that from and after the...
Page 145 - And it is further ordered, that for the purpose of any such order to be made by any such justice as aforesaid, the adjudication of such justice shall be conclusive as to the title of the person to whom delivery of the said lands and premises may be directed to be made, but nothing herein contained shall extend to take away or abridge the jurisdiction by law vested in the superior courts of civil justice of the said colonies respectively, in taking cognizance of, and adjudicating upon, titles to land...
Page 159 - I confidently trust that in the mean time no harm will have happened from the experiment. " Applying the question to legislation, I would say that I know no limit to the improvement in our legislation that might be effected by gentle means. If your Lordship would send me the most perfect code of laws in the world, securing in the utmost degree the liberty and protection of the subject...

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