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Selections: Rev. Jonathan Davis

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The fbllowinnf unecdotes of this disiinguishcd defender of manstcaling wpre rclated by Rev. Mr. Jenks, formerly a near neighbor to Mr. Davis at the South, in a public lecture befere the citizens of Bradfbrd, Mass. The lcctnrer stated that he had resided in Georgsa about four ycars , most of that time in the vicinity of the plantation of this Rev. Jonathan Davis. He stated that ho was intiniateJy acquainted wi.h Davis, botli personal - íy and by reputatioji; and he gave it as the resu!t of hts ovvn observation - as a fáct notorious in the section of Georgia where he resided - that Davis ras a 'iiard master;' that he employed a man as driveron his plantation, jrutal in his treatment of the slavcs, to whom ie pays a much higher salary than is usual, jccausc, by s verc discipline, hc is able to raise nwe cotton, with the same nntnber of lands; than the average oí those employed in hat capacity.Mr. Jenks stated, that, on a cert.iin visit at he house of Mr. Davis, he was invited-by his lost to ride out with him to his planta'tion, istant soincthing likc three miles, ín rjding cross oue of the fícids tliey carne to a brook, n the mnrgin of which n-cre the footpriuts of innn. Davis, thinking the}' resoniblcd those fono of his slavcs, who had recently run avay, írun away, mark! from Minppiness,') alled to Iii8 overseer, whose botina was Carington, and asked him if they were not 'Joo's rarks.' After exainirntion they conclmicd íat tiiey werc: and Davis ordered his overccr to 'pui Ihcdogs on the track', and to go mmcí'iatoly in pirsmt.'


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