Free States


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those of the United States before the Civil War, in which slavery had ceased to exist, or had never existed.
- Abbott.

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But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
If the mothers of the free states had all felt as they should, in times past, the sons of the free states would not have been the holders, and, proverbially, the hardest masters of slaves; the sons of the free states would not have connived at the extension of slavery, in our national body; the sons of the free states would not, as they do, trade the souls and bodies of men as an equivalent to money, in their mercantile dealings.
On the shores of our free states are emerging the poor, shattered, broken remnants of families,--men and women, escaped, by miraculous providences from the surges of slavery,--feeble in knowledge, and, in many cases, infirm in moral constitution, from a system which confounds and confuses every principle of Christianity and morality.
Do you say that the people of the free state have nothing to do with it, and can do nothing?
We would sell the raft and get on a steamboat and go way up the Ohio amongst the free States, and then be out of trouble.
The lot of towheads was troubles we was going to get into with quarrelsome people and all kinds of mean folks, but if we minded our business and didn't talk back and aggravate them, we would pull through and get out of the fog and into the big clear river, which was the free States, and wouldn't have no more trouble.
There are then three parts of domestic government, the masters, of which we have already treated, the fathers, and the husbands; now the government of the wife and children should both be that of free persons, but not the [I259b] same; for the wife should be treated as a citizen of a free state, the children should be under kingly power; for the male is by nature superior to the female, except when something happens contrary to the usual course of nature, as is the elder and perfect to the younger and imperfect.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Back of the man were a number of black soldiers in the uniform of the Congo Free State.
And what assurance have you that I cannot bring an armed force about you that will prevent your return to the Congo Free State?"
As soon as Tarzan regained his senses and it was found that he was not seriously injured, the prisoners were hastened into line and the return march toward the Congo Free State boundary commenced.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe together with the Premier of the Free State Province, Ms Sisi Ntombela will bestow Kevali Chemicals (PTY) Ltd the honour of being Free States first Black Industrialists Programme (BIP) beneficiary at a ceremony that will take place at the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Harrismith, on Wednesday, 6 June 2018.