Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,924 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 847
Added to site: 2010.06.06
mnybks.net#: 28057
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

. Thomas--in New Providence--and the other Bahama Islands. In these labours the Methodists often met with little encouragement. Thus in Nevis many of the most opulent planters at first opposed the design, from an apprehension that it would introduce a spirit of insubordination among the negroes. Hence for a considerable time they would not permit the Methodists to have access to the slaves on their estates; and when some at length ventured to invite them, they observed the utmost caution in their manner of proceeding: and in some instances, the missionaries, after having preached a few times, were discarded, without being informed of any reason for such a singular mode of treatment. They were rarely however without employment. When dismissed from one plantation they were solicited to visit others, and after a short season were treated in the same manner as they had been before.

In Jamaica, matters were still more unpleasant. A number of the white people at Kingston, soon after the opening of a chapel b

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Teymour Shahabi
After discarding a couple of manuscripts and inspired by classic childhood myths, Teymor Shahabi wrote and published his debut novel, The Secret Bi
Read full interview...