Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Page [iii] of The American slave code in theory and practice: its distinctive features shown by its statutes, judicial decisions, and illustrative facts.

item | thumbnails | details | text | pdf
Download this image
LETTER FROM T H E HON. WILLIAM J A Y 1 0 T H E AUTHOR. New York, Jan. 2 5, 1 853. R E V . A ND D E A R SIR, On r e t u r n i n g t he M S S . of your " A M E R I C A N SLAVE C ODE, I N T H E O R Y AND P R A C T I C E , " I m ust ask you to ac- cept m y thanks for /writing it, as well as for favouring m e w i t h i ts early perusal. Surely, never before has mischief b een f ramed b y l aw w i t h m ore d iabolical ingenuity than i n t his infernal code. Y o u r analysis o f t he slave-laws i s v ery able, and your exhibition o f t heir jiractical application b y the S outhern Courts e vinces g reat r esearch. I t i s m ore easy t o m ake than t o r efute a c harge o f e xaggeration against a w ork o f f iction like M r s . S towe's; u r b ook i s as i mpregnable against such a c harge as l uclid's G eometry, since, like that, i t consists o f p roa nd c areful