The North and the South: A Statistical View of the Condition of the Free and Slave States

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J.P. Jewett, 1856 - 134 strani
 

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Stran 89 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Stran 88 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Stran 88 - ... have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws, upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein...
Stran 125 - Territory, any book, paper, magazine, pamphlet or circular containing any denial of the right of persons to hold slaves in this Territory, such person shall be deemed guilty of felony, and punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not less than two years.
Stran 124 - Territory, such person shall be deemed guilty of felony, and punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not less than two years. " No person who is conscientiously opposed to holding slaves, or who does not admit the right to hold slaves in this Territory...
Stran 121 - An Act to amend, and supplementary to the Act entitled "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice ; and Persons escaping from the Service of their Masters" approved February twelfth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
Stran 123 - ... have escaped from the service of his master or owner, or shall rescue such slave when in...
Stran 18 - The legal maxim of partus sequitur ventrem is coeval with the existence of the right of property itself, and is founded in wisdom and justice. It is on the justice and inviolability of this maxim that the master foregoes the service of the female slave, has her nursed and attended during the period of her gestation, and raises the helpless infant offspring. The value of the property justifies the expense, and I do not hesitate to say that in its increase consists much of our wealth.
Stran 93 - He failed to realize that without public taxation public schools can never succeed, but he did realize that — the great obstacle in the organization of common schools is not so much a deficiency in the means to sustain them, but it is attributable to the indifference that pervades the public mind on the subject of education.
Stran 88 - Court and the authority thereof, that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first : that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism...

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