God hath power to create, or destroy, make, or vnmake at his pleasure, to giue life, or send death, to iudge all, and to bee iudged nor accomptable
to none: To raise low things, and to make high things low at his pleasure, and to God are both soule and body due.
death, to judge all, and to bee judged nor accomptable
The reason why "Persons of Quality and Fortune" are encouraged to adopt DEB is because they "have as many Branches in their accomptable
Business, as most Traders have" (p.
Provided he bee still accomptable
to mee for his care & well orderinge of the sayd Company.
Masters were not allowed to "wantonly" kill their slaves, but if a slave died in the course of a punishment for a "misdemeanor," the law stated that "noe person shall be accomptable
to any law." The 1696 slave code, which persisted almost unchanged until 1788, did not mention what was to happen if a slave died in the course of being punished.