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But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Freetrading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism . He
ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards . “ I'd give
The question was , of course , that of the abolition of slavery . The planters as a
rule were immensely rich and overbearing . They said , “ If the Home Government
tries to abolish our slavery system , we will abolish the Home Government , and ...
That was treason , of course ; but there was so much of it that the governor , the
Duke of Manchester , had to close his ears and pretend not to hear . The planters
had another grievance — the pirates in the Gulf of Mexico . There was one in ...
You'll have heard tell of a Scotch Chief Justice whose son spent in Amsterdam
the money his father earned on the justice seat in Edinb'ro ' - money paid for rum
and run silks Of course I had heard of it ; everybody had ; but it had been some ...
However , you know enough of ships , and what we want is a man with courage ,
of course , but also a man we can trust . Any of the Creoles would bolt into the
bush the moment they'd five dollars in hand . We'll pay you well ; a large share of
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