General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1833
Original Publisher: Printed by A. Shortrede for W. Tait Subjects: Slave trade
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
History / Africa / General
Literary Collections / General
Literary Criticism / General
Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Social Science / Slavery Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: 96 EUROPEAN RESIDENTS. CHAPTER III. In so small a community as that of Sierra Leone, where disease is so frequent a visitor, and death a sort of elbow companion -- wheremutual assistance and mutual friendship ought to be so invaluable, and where there is so little to be desired beyond the quiet circle of an intellectual and agreeable society, one would expect to find the most perfect harmony subsisting among its European members; but, instead of this, the colony is agitated by perpetual broils and the most violent party spirit, caused, it is said, by the treacherous calumnies and malignant insinuations of some restless, hot-headed, and evil- disposed individuals, who, to serve their own private ends, manage to set their brother colonists by the ears, while they cautiously and cunningly avoid any personal collision themselves. To-day, one person accuses another of perjury -- to-morrow, two others fight abloodless duel -- soon afterwards, two more quarrel, and one of them posts the other, connecting his SQUABBLES IN THE COLONY. 97 name with the most opprobrious epithets -- and a little later, two more horsewhip and pummel each other most unmercifully in the street, -- and this, too, among men, all of whom either hold responsible official situations, or fill most res...