by Leon Puissegur, Freedom Outpost:
We see and hear the rants of the Alt-Left people about slavery, but how many actually know the truth about slavery? How many know who was the first person to obtain the legal right to own another person? How many of the left and Alt-Left know about the first attempt at the 13th Amendment? How many of these people actually know who owned slaves? How many of the Antifa clowns actually know the truth about Abraham Lincoln?
There are so many questions that must be answered and these people should ask them but they have no real concern about what they started. They only wish to have a Communist or Socialist government. Antifa acts like the Nazi SS and that could be explained by the man who pays them to be that way, George (The Nazi Sympathizer) Soros. But let us get back to answering the questions above and show the Truth that is well documented about slavery that many ranting about slavery never will believe or accept.
First, there is no record of any boat being built in the South for the slave trade.
In Massachusetts, in 1637, the first slave ship was built for the transportation of slaves to the United States and other ports of call.
Boston was where these “SLAVE” ships left to pick up their cargo in Africa by one of two means. The first was simply to wait for an unsuspecting African to come by and capture him or her. In the second case, it became a bit more complicated. A slave trader would make an alliance with a tribal chief through giving him rum or other such amenities and the tribal chief would wage war on a neighboring tribe. Any of the enemy that the chief wanted to trade, he would do so for goods such as tobacco or liquor. We must remember that in 1637, the Thirteen Colonies were under British rule.
One has to question how slavery was actually established. Here we learn through clear documentation from Virginia, Guide to The Old Dominion, WPA Writers’ Program, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940, p.378. Here it is well noted how and who obtained the “LEGAL” right to own an individual under British rule.
The below paragraphs were from page 16 of this authors book, “Forward The Colors” which is being rewritten now, and it came from the above-referenced document.
“Slavery was established in 1654 when a free black man by the name of Anthony Johnson convinced the “BRITISH” court in Northampton County that he was entitled to the lifetime services of a black man by the name of John Casor. This was the first judicial approval of lifetime servitude except as punishment for a crime. Anthony Johnson had a number of firsts to proclaim. He was one of original 20 brought to Jamestown in 1619 and “sold” to the colonists, he earned his freedom in 1623 and in 1651 bought five servants as his own. He was actually the founder of slavery in Virginia and the first black slave owner. It should be pointed out that this had happened during the time that Britain still controlled the Colonies.”
I used the book “The Negro in the Making of America” by Benjamin Quarles Collier Books 10thPrinting 1968 Library of Congress No. 64-21333 as my reference for the following information. I also used the National Archives website Southern Messenger web site in the compilation of the following narrative on slavery.
The slave trade began in 1441 when Prince Henry the Navigator sent Antonio Gonsalves to the west coast of Africa to get skins and oils. After the Captain landed near Cape Bojador, he took possession of gold dust and ten Africans. Prince Henry was pleased with the gifts, especially the Africans, sending some of the Africans to the Pope.
Here we clearly see that slavery in what is now the United States was begun by the Judgment of a British Court. Now, given the ideology of Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the other Alt-Left people, the British flag should be banned from US soil due to their judgment of making slavery “LEGAL”! The facts mentioned here show that a BLACK Man won the legal right to own another black man.
From Page 33 of “Forward The Colors” I document the following facts about the 13th Amendment of 1861, signed by one President Abraham Lincoln.
“On February 28, 18614. In this attempt at the 13th Amendment those in Congress spelled it out briefly and to the point just what it would be. On page 1284 of the Congressional Globe dated February 28, 1861, in the third column almost midway the 13th Amendment of 1861 is given as follows.
Art. 13. No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
4 See page 1284 of the Congressional Globe
This 13th Amendment was signed by Abraham Lincoln to try and stop the secession of the Southern states.
Let us take a look at this because this shows without a doubt that had this Amendment of 1861 been ratified by the states, Slavery would have been legal until a future time. Here we have to state that the War for Southern Independence, also called the Civil War, and also the War Between the States actually began in April of 1861, some two months AFTER President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment of 1861. Had the war been just about slavery alone, it would have never started due to this amendment allowing slaves in states that had them. This is perhaps the best document to show Slavery was not the reason for the “Civil War”.
Now let us find out who owned slaves and who brought slaves to the South. This destroys all the ideas that slaves were brought in by Southern people and that many people of the South owned slaves. Both ideas are based upon false figures and false statements. We will show this below from the book, “Forward The Colors”.
Once in the American British colonies, these slaves were nothing more than property. They were not considered as subjects of the British colonies and had no rights bestowed upon them. From their arrivals in Boston, New York, or Rohde Island, they were transported to the South to be sold.
The slave traders in the Northern states would trade rum and other items for slaves. These owners would then move them into Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and any where else where they could get money for their commodity.
Once the slave was sold, they became the property of the new owner. Most slave owners treated their slaves decent, mainly due to the fact that they were worth more than a horse and without them, the produce could not be harvested and sold. It was also cheaper to own a slave then to hire a laborer, which cost at that time about 70 cents a day. In a little more than a month and a half, the slaves had actually paid for themselves.
At first, they did not have many farms or slaves, but once it was learned about the good profit of both, many men decided to move from the North and do farming in the South. In time the Northern colonies became less and less dependent on slaves. The South became more and more dependent on slaves due to the orders of their farm goods by the Northern colonies.
There were those hateful owners who beat and treated their slaves bad. These owners had no care for their slaves, most of them had little care for anything but money. Many of the other slave owners objected to the treatment of slaves by these owners. In turn they were told to mind their own business.
In New York, the big farms along the Hudson had about 8,000 slaves out of the New York colonies 20,000 total slaves. In the middle British colonies of New Jersy, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, slaves were also employed in agriculture. In Connecticut and South Rohde Island, slaves were used in stock farming. Another typical use of slaves in the Northern colonies were as house servant, butler, valet, coachman, cook, maid, and laundress.
The harsh slave laws enacted by the British government was done as a means to keep peace. Where blacks outnumbered whites, the slave laws were strict. New York for example, had harsher slave laws then Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. This was due to the number of slaves in New York. Under these harsh laws in New York, no more than three slaves could assemble when not working.
Rhode Island had the largest amount of slaves out of the other New England colonies. If slaves in Rhode Island were accused of disturbing the peace, stealing, or other crimes, they were treated more severely than their counterparts in the surrounding colonies.
The growing number of slaves gave chance for slave insurrection causing the colonies to call for an end to the importation of slaves. Some colonies tried to prohibit slave trade and place heavy tariffs on it. The British Crown struck down such measures encouraged by Parliament and the British ship owners. The different points of view by the British Government on slave trading and the colonies wanting to end it was a chief reason for the break up of the two.
In Massachusetts, the legislature passed anti-slave measures in 1771 and 1774, but the British royal governor stopped them from becoming law. In 1774 Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to stop the slave trade. Rhode Island went further to add any slave brought in her boundaries would become free. Pennsylvania in 1773 imposed a heavy duty on every imported slave. Virginia and North Carolina in 1774 and Georgia in 1775 placed restrictive measures on slave trading.
On April 6, 1776, the seeds of American freedom were planted. The Continental Congress voted that no slave be imported into any of the thirteen original colonies. This along with other concerns about the British rule was forming the colonies into a united front.
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