A Letter Addressed to the Rt. Hon. Lord Hobart: His Majesty's Late Principal Secretary of State for the Colonial Department

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D.N. Shury, 1804 - Slavery - 102 pages
 

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Page 62 - ... that it was offered to you. On my part I declare, that you were not indebted for that appointment to any interest which I made with Sir Ralph Abercromby, for I made none to that end. "The observation that your knowledge of the Spanish language was a peculiar advantage to you in that situation, I certainly have frequently made, and I believe did make about the time of your appointment ; but whether I made this remark to Sir Ralph or not, (which at this distance of time I can neither affirm nor...
Page 43 - I have received the letter, which you did me the honor to write to me the 4th instant, as also those which accompanied it.
Page 36 - ... presiding, and of which he could not plead ignorance ; to wit : " As the first commissioner's paper, No. 4, contains insinuations of a most insidious nature, calculated to impress his Majesty's ministers with opinions injurious to the government, at the head of which the brigadier presided during dangerous and perilous times ; he thinks it his duty to move, that the alcaldes in ordinary be called upon to produce copies of all the criminal proceedings that have been carried on in their respective...
Page 64 - ... general ; I am persuaded that no person will hesitate to acknowledge that the general had a thorough opportunity to form his own judgment of you, and that from his opinion, thence formed, is evidently traced the cause which led him to appoint you to be commandant at Trinidad : for if this be not just, then it follows, either that he had formed no opinion of you at all, or that he appointed you contrary to his own opinion ; which, when applied to the actions of Sir Ralph Abercromby, I believe...
Page 63 - ... voyages with him in his Majesty's ship Arethusa, Captain Wolley, the one from the West Indies to England, and the other from England to the West Indies ; that during these voyages you (I may say we) lived, and even slept, in the same cabin with the general ; I am persuaded that no person will hesitate to acknowledge that the general had a thorough opportunity to form his own judgment of you, and that from his opinion, thence formed, is evidently traced the cause which led him to appoint you to...
Page 62 - Trinidad for you: it appears also that you have publicly said that it was offered to you. On my part I declare, that you were not indebted for that appointment to any interest which I made with Sir Ralph Abercromby, for I made none to that end. "The observation that your knowledge of the Spanish language was a peculiar advantage to you in that situation, I certainly have frequently made, and I believe did make about the time of your appointment ; but whether I...
Page 85 - ... FORMER GOVERNMENT, hath produced the effects such conduct was calculated to promote ; for this Board views with sorrow and indignation, that a spirit of party and faction is kindling among the •white inhabitants of all nations and languages ; that the legal authority of the master over the slave is weakened ; that mutinous ideas are excited in the minds of the numerous bands of free coloured people, who, by steady government and vigilance, particularly immediately before his administration,...

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