Friday, March 12, 2010

17Dec1871, Old Slave-Holder Contempt

HERMITAGE, December 17th, 1871.
—These people are very kind and pleasant, if only they wd. not (some of them) talk of the blacks with the true old slave-holder sort of contempt : whether justified or not by facts, it comes with the worst of grace from any English people, whose forefathers have most of the evils to answer for, having held the poor creatures enslaved, and forbidden their education.

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