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applies equally to all the European Colonies in America, C H A P . I. p. II. and accordingly the actual condition of the Negroes in all those colonies, to whatever nation they belong, is, I believe, nearly the same, &c. is meant, however, rather as a general obfervation, than a precife and accurate ftatement applicable to all cafes. Habit alone has fo great an influence in national manners, as on fome occafions to counteract the plaineft dictates of felf-intereft. The Dutch, for inftance, are, as I have heard, habitually a cruel and unfeeling people. T h e ftate of flavery, therefore, in Surinam, differs probably, in many refpects, from the fame condition of life both in the Britifh and Spanifh Weil Indies. Among the Spaniards the fuperftitious obfervances of the Romifh Church co-operate with the flothful difpofition of the white inhabi足 tants, to produce a great relaxation of difcipline. On the other hand, the Dutch difregard all religious feftivals, and abhor idlenefs. Thefe cafes, however, are the oppofite extremes. THIS

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An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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