Slavery in Missouri, 1804-1865

Johns Hopkins university, 1914 - 251 páginas

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Página 237 - That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted ; and all persons held to service or labor as slaves are hereby declared free.
Página 68 - They shall have power to oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with humanity, to provide for them necessary food and clothing, to abstain from all injuries to them extending to life or limb...
Página 57 - That the laws in force in the said Territory, at the commencement of this act, and not inconsistent with the provisions thereof, shall continue in force until altered, modified, or repealed by the Legislature.
Página 48 - ... we would put it on. This was new business to me, and was performed in a room where the passengers could not see us. These slaves were also taught how old they were by Mr.
Página 244 - Reports of the American Society for the Colonization of the Free People of Color of the United States, 1818-65.
Página 103 - Missouri," bound for Boone's Lick, and speculates that from ten to fifteen thousand people would settle in Missouri during the autumn. Timothy Flint, a New England clergyman, counted a hundred persons passing through St. Charles in one day. " I have seen . . . nine wagons, harnessed with from four to six horses. We may allow one hundred cattle . . . and from three or four to twenty slaves to each wagon. The slaves seem fond of their masters."8 This change in the character of the population is reflected...
Página 152 - The right to prohibit slavery in any territory belongs exclusively to the people thereof, and can only be exercised by them in forming their constitution for a State government...
Página 114 - Maine, establishing a people's veto through the optional referendum, and a direct initiative by petition and at general or special elections. Resolved, That the following amendment to the constitution of this state be proposed for the action of the legal voters of this state in the manner provided by the constitution, to wit : Part first of article four is hereby amended as follows, namely : By striking out all of section one after the word "Maine...
Página 199 - On the other hand, the law and order forces were led by the great Whigs — Rollins, Smith, Doniphan, and others. In 1855 Whig and Democrat differed fundamentally on the tariff, the currency, and kindred subjects, but differences on the slavery Shannon's address, the Address of the Convention to the People of the United States, and the Proceedings and Resolutions.
Página 208 - ... and seal, attested and proved in the county court by two witnesses, or acknowledged by the party in the court of the county where he or she resides, to emancipate and set free, his or her slaves, or any of them, who shall thereupon be entirely and fully discharged from the performance of any contract entered into during servitude, and enjoy as full freedom as if they had been particularly named and freed by this act.

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