GLC06610: St. George Tucker A Dissertation on slavery with a proposal for the gradual abolition of it..., 1796.: Page #14
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Fortune * These definitions appear not to embrace the subject fully, since they respect the condition of the slave, in regard to his master, only, and not in regard to the state, as well as the master. The author - Mentioned observes, that the constitution of the slate may be free, and the subject not fo. The subject free, and not the constitution of the fate. Pursusing this idea, instead of attempting a general definition of slavery; I all, by considering it under a threefold aspect, endeavour to give a just idea of its nature,
J. When a nation is, from any external cause, deprived of the right of being governed by its own laws, only, such a nation may be considered as in a state of political slavery. Such is the late of conquered countries, and generally, of colonies, and other dependant governments. Such was the state of united America before the revolution.In this case the personal rights of the subject may be to far secured by wholesome laws, as that the individual may be esteemed free, whilst the state is subject to a higher power: this subjection of one nation, or people, to the will of another, constitutes the fist species of slavery, which, in order to distinguish.