Outline of a Plan for the Better Cultivation, Security, & Defence of the British West Indies: Being the Original Suggestion for Providing an Effectual Substitute for the African Slave Trade, and Preventing the Dependance of Those Colonies on America for Supplies

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Black, Parry and Kingsbury, 1807 - 93 стор.
 

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Сторінка 11 - The experience of all ages and nations, I believe, demonstrates that the work done by slaves, though it appears to cost only their maintenance, is in the end the dearest of any. A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible.
Сторінка 11 - I believe, demonstrates that the work done by slaves, though it appears to cost only their maintenance, is in the end the dearest of any. A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance, can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own.
Сторінка 53 - Knox" 9 who wrote the Relation of Ceylon, that in some places of India they make a sort of course Cloth of the Husk of the Coco-nut, which is used for Sails. I my self have seen a sort of course Sail-cloth made of such a kind of substance; but whether the same or no I know not.
Сторінка 10 - ... tempted by the possession of absolute and unquestioned power — and may learn, from indisputable memorials, how far the abuse of delegated and provincial authority may be actually carried. If it be true, as Homer has alleged, that the day which makes a man a slave, takes away half his worth — it seems to be still more infallibly and fatally true, that the master generally suffers a yet larger privation. " Sometimes,
Сторінка 60 - Pekin to employ certain persons to go their rounds, at an early hour in the morning, with carts, in order to pick up such bodies of infants as may have been thrown out into the streets in the course of the night. No inquiries are made ; but the bodies are carried to a common pit, without the city walls, into which all those that may be living, as well as those that are dead, are said to be thrown promiscuously. At this horrible pit of destruction the Roman Catholic...
Сторінка 53 - ... raising it, and when grown, that it will thrive as well in dry sandy ground as in rich land. I have found them growing very well in low sandy Islands (on the West of Sumatra) that are overflowed with the Sea every Spring-tide; and though the Nuts there are not very big, yet this is no loss, for the Kernel is thick and sweet; and...
Сторінка 24 - ... ladies as to the other sex. These women imitate the Indians in every particular ; their dress is made of the same materials, their hair is worn in the same manner, and they are equally enslaved by the habit of chewing betel. The merchants carry on their business here with less trouble perhaps than in any other part of the world : every manufacture is managed by the Chinese, who sell the produce of their labour to the merchant resident...
Сторінка 29 - Leaguer of 160 gallons; fay 8d per gallon. The improvement in making the cane into fugar at Batavia keeps pace with that in its culture. Evaporation being in proportion to the furface, their boilers are fet with as much of it as poffible; the cane juice with temper fufficient to throw up its impurities is boiled down to the...
Сторінка 49 - This sort of Liquor is chiefly used about Goa; and therefore it has the Name of Goa Arack. The way of drawing the Toddy from the Tree, is by cutting the top of a Branch that would bear Nuts; but before it has any Fruit; and from thence the Liquor which was to feed its Fruit, distils into the Hole of a Callabash that is hung upon it.
Сторінка 53 - tis partly for the sake of my Country-men, in our American Plantations, that I have spoken so largely of it. For the hot Climates there are a very proper Soil for it: and indeed it is so hardy, both in the raising it, and when grown, that it will thrive as well in dry sandy ground as in rich Land.

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