Account of a Shooting Excursion on the Mountains Near Dromilly Estate

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Harvey and Darton, 1825 - Jamaica

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Page 12 - Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: he shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best : thou shalt not oppress him.
Page 13 - Bofhies-man, he takes fire immediately, and fpirits up his horfe and dogs, in order to hunt him with more ardour and fury than he would a wolf or any other wild beaft. On an open plain, a few colonifts on horfeback are always fure to get the better of the greateft number of...
Page 3 - Mountains near Dromilly Estate, in the Parish of Trelawny, and Island of Jamaica, in the Month of October, 1824.
Page 11 - ... busily employed in culinary affairs, and the assailants became partakers of that cheer which was intended for themselves.' The writer of the account adds, ' The Jamaica journals, before-mentioned, contain no direct charge against the inhabitants of this little settlement. All the circumstances mentioned (and these are given by their enemies) warrant us in concluding that they kept themselves peaceably at home, and that they did no injury to their neighbors. Indeed, it appears that they were useful...
Page 6 - Thus ended this excursion, which had 'been deliberately resolved upon, as has been already noticed, by a feus private individuals, consisting of overseers and book-keepers, a week beforehand, and undertaken without consulting the governor of the island, or the magistracy of the neighbourhood. We may easily imagine, that the news of such a disaster would quickly spread, and that steps would be instantly taken to retaliate. We find, accordingly, that on the very next day, a meeting of magistrates was...
Page 14 - Boshies-men, which merits the abhorrence of every one ; though I have been told that they pique themselves upon it : and not only is the capture of ' ; the Hottentots considered by them merely as a party of pleasure, but, in cold blood, they destroy the bands which nature has knit between husband and wife, and between parents and their children.
Page 5 - ... formed schemes of extensive cultivation. Day after day they awakened the silence of the forests by their industry, till at length they had brought nearly two hundred acres of land into profitable bearing, and had afforded an example of good farming, their land being described as thickly planted with provisions, and in the finest condition. In this way they were going on, living peaceably, industriously, and comfortably, when, after quiet possession for eleven years, it became known, that such...
Page 14 - ... are able to manage their own concerns; and that they would work, if emancipated, willingly; and that they need no impulse from the whip, but the natural impulse only of their own reflections.
Page 9 - We understand that he mentions there is a track to the town from Windsor Pen, by which the negroes of different estates have been in the practice of going with asses to exchange salt provisions with the runaways for their ground provisions, and with which they have added to the supply of the Sunday market in this town.

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