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rience a clear gain of more than 500,000,000dollars, in the rise of
lands alone. Emigration to the south vwould then take place to a
great extent, from all the northern States. Instead of emigrating
to the west, where labour is scarce, the Yankees would then flock
hither, and hire up, at advanced wages, the freed slaves, and
ere long, the whole of Eastern Virginia might become a perfect
Still further to show the exhausting effects of slavery, and
the mighty power of freedom in developing the resources of a
people, take the following comparative Tables of Imports into the
States of Virginia, South Carolina, and New York, at successive
Virginia. S. Carolina. N. York.
1760 851,140 ster. 555,000 189,000
DOLLARS. DOLLARS. DOLLARS.
1791 2,486,000 1,520,000 3,222,900
1821 1,078,000 3,000,000 23,000,000
1832 550,000 1,213,000 57,000,000
Thus, it will appear, that New York imported, in 1832, nearly
fifty times as much as South Carolina, and about one hundred
and ten times as much as Virginia, and that she imported about
seven times less in 1832 than in 1760.
In 1835, the United States, debt was extinguished, after having
absorbed about 422,000,000 dollars. The larger portion of this
sum was paid to Citizens of the United States-of whom, those
residing in the free States, were to those residing in the Slave
States, as one hundred and sixty-five to eleven! And it fitrther
appears from the Tables before me, that the three States of New
York, Pennsylvania, and Massachussetts, loaned to the Government
thirteen times as much as all the southern States put
together-a clear proof, if any were were wanting, that Wealth
and Freedom co-exist; and that Slavery and Poverty are near
Need I refer for fuirther proof to our own West India Colonies ?
As far back as 1750, LONG, the historian of Jamaica, establislied
the fact, that the planters of that island were labouring under
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Scoble, John. Texas, its claims to be recognised as an independent power by Great Britain : examined in a series of letters, book, 1839; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6108/m1/24/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .