History of the West Indies ...: Jamaica, Honduras, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Isles
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acres annually appearance Assembly beautiful Britain British called cent chief coast cocoa coffee colonies coloured common considerable consisted containing cotton Council Court crown cultivated ditto duties east eight England English established exported extends feet Females fish five Foreign formed four French give Gold Governor Grenada ground half harbour hills Honduras House hundred imported increased Indians inhabitants island isles Jamaica Kingston lake land latter laws Males miles months mountains nature nearly negroes officers parish passed period persons population Port possession President principal produce quantity river rocks Royal season seen settlement ships shore side Silver situate slaves soil Spain Spaniards Spanish sterling sugar Tobago Tons town trade trees Trinidad various vegetable West Indies whole wood
Page xxi - Whereto thus Adam fatherly displeased. "O execrable son so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurped, from God not given; He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.
Page xxix - Nort'i moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill "for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Page 103 - III. c. 12. expressly declares, that all his majesty's colonies and plantations in America have been, are, and of right ought to be, subordinate to and dependent upon the imperial crown' and parliament of Great Britain ; who have full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the crown of Great Britain, in all cases whatsoever.
Page xxv - It is the sense of this meeting, that the importing of Negroes from their native country and relations by Friends, is not a commendable nor allowed practice, and is therefore censured by this meeting.
Page 103 - Minerva, holding a trident In one hand, and in the other a mirror, reflecting the rays of the benign influence of Heaven on the produce of the Island; behind her the British Lion, supporting her shield, a conch shell at her feet, and at a distance a ship under sail Legend, Has fovet, hns cural, servatque, Britannia Mater.
Page 103 - Councils and the Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
Page 104 - Oconto, on the first Monday in February, the first Monday in June, and the first Monday in...
Page 32 - Crown, and it was laid down that ' all such laws and statutes of England, as have been at any time esteemed, Introduced, used, accepted or received as laws in this island, shall and are hereby declared to be and continue laws of this His Majesty's island of Jamaica for ever V Deputies of Ireland at the time.
Page 54 - E., and W., but with the mountains closely approaching the town on the N. and NW, and distant from the sea at Port Royal Harbour six miles. The Cobre, a river of considerable depth, passes the city at the distance of about a quarter of a mile on the NE The barracks are good, well situate, and capable of holding 317 men; the hospital, however, will not accommodate more than 3G patients.
Page xvi - Here began the horrid practice of forcing the Africans into slavery, an injustice and barbarity which, so sure as there is vengeance in heaven for the worst of crimes, will some time be the destruction of all who. allow or encourage it.