Report of the Committee on the Colored Population [electronic resource].

Report of the Maryland House Committee on the Colored Population regarding the memorials, orders, and leaves with respect to free Blacks and enslaved persons, and provisions dealing with restraints on manumission (release from slavery)

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Corporate Author: Maryland. General Assembly. House of Delegates. Committee on the Coloured Population
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Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: [Annapolis, Maryland] : [publisher not identified], [1842]
Series:Document ; H.
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Summary:Report of the Maryland House Committee on the Colored Population regarding the memorials, orders, and leaves with respect to free Blacks and enslaved persons, and provisions dealing with restraints on manumission (release from slavery)
Item Description:"By the House of Delegates, February 9th, 1842. Read and ordered to be printed."-- Title page.
"That it has been their object in framing a bill to meet the serious evils under which the State is laboring from the present condition of this class of its population,--first, to prevent the escape of slaves from their owners,--secondly, to make the free negroes of the State Industrious, and place them beyond the reach of temptations to crime, which a life of idleness readily embraces,--thirdly, to arrest the increase of free negroes within the State, and lastly, to make the penalties of a character to insure their own enforcement, as well as to deter from the commission of the offences against which they are designed to guard." (Page 3)
Physical Description:1 online resource (5 pages).