In the island of Jamaica there lived two planters, whose methods of managing their slaves were as different as possible. Mr. Jefferies considered the negroes as an inferior species, incapable of gratitude, disposed to treachery, and to be roused from their natural indolence only by force;82 he treated his slaves, or rather suffered his overseer to treat them, with the greatest severity.
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- ‘The Grateful Negro’
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