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(without typos) from the publisher. 1804. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... pcradbes. Oh my son, how would I have rejoiced could I but have
held thee up as their pattern and- leader; but thou wast yet too
young-. "Their lives were but of short duration; for, untutored to
the method of arms, or each fearful of the other, they owned'no
leader, and left themselves open to the attack of their implacable
foes. "Mere petty ravages were frequent, and demanded the exertion
of the Colony to suppress them, and a small troop of soldiery
searched the woods. Two days had they lurked about, guarding
each'avenue, when finding that no one passed from the interior of
the wood, and weary of the inactive employ, they boldly rushed
forward and surprised a party of the rebels, who* at their
approach, fiew in all directions; but being closely pursued along
the Savannah, they were all taken; some led the way to the cave of
an Obi Man, * who dwelt in a mountain near the lime Savannah..
"They * "As far as we are able to decide, from our own experience
and information, when wc lived in the Island, and from the current
testimonies of all the negroes we have ever conversed with on the
subject, the professors of Obi are, and always were, natives of.
Africa, and none other, and. they. "They were all brought to
justice, and, to. intimidate the other negroes of several
plantations, were all executed. "A separate they have brought the
science with them from thence to. Jamaica, where it is so
universally practised, that we believe there are few of the large
estates possessing native Africans, that have not one or more of
them. "The negroes, whether Africans or Creoles, revere/consult,
and-fear them?. To these oracles they resort, and" DEGREES with the
most implicit faith, upon all occasions, whether fbr the cure of
disorders, the obtaining revenge for injuries or insults, the c...
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