The planter whose slaves had grown up around him, and whom he had learned to look upon almost as men and women, saw on every sable forehead now nothing but its market value. This man was a thousand dollars, and this eight hundred. The black baby in its mother鈥檚 arms was a hundred-dollar bill, and nothing more. All those nobler traits of mind and heart which should have made the slave a brother became only so many stamps on his merchandise. Is the slave intelligent?鈥擥ood! that raises his price two hundred dollars. Is he conscientious and faithful?鈥擥ood! stamp it down in his certificate; it鈥檚 worth two hundred dollars more. Is he religious? Does that Holy Spirit of God, whose name we mention with reverence and fear, make that despised form His temple?鈥擫et that also be put down in the estimate of his market value, and the gift of the Holy Ghost shall be sold for money. Is he a minister of God?鈥擭evertheless, he has his price in the market. From the church and from the communion-table the Christian brother and sister are taken to make up the slave-coffle. And woman, with her tenderness, her gentleness, her beauty,鈥攚oman, to whom mixed blood of the black and the white have given graces perilous for a slave,鈥攚hat is her accursed lot, in this dreadful commerce?鈥擳he next few chapters will disclose facts on this subject which ought to wring the heart of every Christian mother, if, indeed, she be worthy of that holiest name. Chapter XXXVII There are some points which appear in this statement of the trial, especially in the plea for the defence. Particular attention is called to the following passage: 日本片在线看的免费网站 10 Satan also thought within himself, "God at first commanded Adam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, 'Eat not of it; else of death you shall die.' But Adam ate of it, and yet God did not kill him; He only decreed on him death, and plagues and trials, until the day he shall come out of his body. See State v. Hale. Wheeler, p. 239. 2 Hawk. N. C. Rep. 582. 10 Think, oh think of that garden in which was no darkness, while we lived in it.