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Branding Of Slaves

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Taat elaves are marked, like brutee, by cropping Uieir éérst, breafcibg or pulling out their front teeth, and branding thctnwilk hot irons, aré proposi'ioi:s susceptible of nmple proof. We sha!! adJuco u few mstances in proof of the lalter practice. 'Rapaway, n. ucgw ornan and tvvo cliildrcn a few days i)eï sbé wc::t oiï, I humt her with ft hot íVi-;,on ïlie left side of t!icfnce,n'iZ to matee the feller J7.' Micujah R!ck., Nash Couniy, N. C. inlho 'llaliegh Standard.' July 12, 1858.Rinaway, a negro gir] called Mary, has a 'mei! scnr over her eye, a good muny toetli missing, the letter i. is Srandcd on her chrek and forchead : J. P. Ashford, Adarns Co. Mf ín the Oiatchez Ccuncr,' August 24, 1838. 'Was committcd tojoilanegro man, saya lis iiiima s Josiah.his back very rauch scarred ly the wh'ip, and branded on the thigh and 'tips in three or f or places, thus, (J. 1YI.) tha rirn of' lus right ear hap been cut or hit off.' - J. L. JoUey, Sheriff of' Clinton Co. Mi. in tho 'Cl.ntun Guzette,' Jnly 2d, 1836. 'Fifty dolïars reward for my fellowv Edward, !ie has a scar on the corner o'f'his mouth, two cutson and undrr liis arm, and the letler E. on his arm.1 Thomas Ledvvith, Jacksonville, East Florida, in the 'Charles'on Courier,' Sept 1, 1338. 'Jtañaway, negro boy Ilnrper- baga Fcar on one of his hips in tliefonn o f a G.' Williarri Staneli, Picksville, Álabama, in tho 'Huntsvil'c Dcmocrat,' Aujj. L9, 18S7. 'Ronaway, Bill - has a ecar over ono eyo, ilso one on his leg from the bite of a dog - : has a burn on his bultock from apiece of hot ir O7i in the shapeoa 2V Mr. John N. Diilahunty. Woodville, Miss. 'm the 'N. O. Commercial Bplletín,' July 21, 1837. The following is fröm a clergyinan at'tho South, a gradúate of Vale College, whose name is not given for fear of his personal safoy. It isfrom a letter to Arthur Tappan, dated Natchez, 1833. 'About a year since, I knew a certain slave who liad deserted his maater, to be caught, nnd for the ílrst time fastened to tbe stocks. ín tho.ce same stocks from whicli at midnight 1 have heard cries of distress,vhile the master slept, and was dreaming, perhaps, of drinking wine, and discussing the prico of cotton. Oa the next tnorning he was chained in an im movable posture, and branded in botli cheeks tOÍth RED HOT STAJIPS of ñon.' Itev. Horace Moulton, a Methodist clergyinan of Marlborough, Mass. who lived five years in Georgia, and hid been an overseer, in 6peaking of the punishment of slaves, saya: 'Others, vhen other modes of punishment will not 6ubdue them, cal haul them - that ís, take a cat by the nap of the neck and tail, or by the hind legs, and drag the claws acroas the back until satisfied. This kind of punishment poisons the flesh much worse than thö wliip, and was more dreaded by the slave.- Some are branded by a hot iron, others have thejlcsh cut out in large gashes, to mark them1 'Ranaway, a negro girl namcd Molly, sheia sixtecn or eeveuteen years of age, 6hm made,. lately branded on the left check, thus, R. and apiece taken off her ear on the same side; the same letter on ihe in-side of both her legs.1-' Abner Ross, Fairfield District, in the 'Charleston Courier,' of 1825. The reader will observe that these horrid and disgusting detaila are found n the princi)al papers of Chaileston and New Orlcansjf which arepatronized by the highest Reverenda & Honorables, Sí are thereforenotonly proofs of the fact alledged, but decisivo indications of he state of public sentiment.Coiigress refused to take the resoluions of Mr. YViuthrop, reküug to colored eeuinen,rom the tahle.


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