We think, if any manumit, before we license them to part, they do usurp a power is ours by nature.
Even baptism did not manumit him unless the owner were a Moor or a Jew.
Suppose the South should manumit their slaves, will the North receive and educate them?
They were not required so far as we know, in any instance, to manumit their slaves.
But, as well might you, as to say, that it is the "purpose" of the abolitionists to "manumit."
From that moment he possessed authority to manumit not less absolute than the sovereign, but immeasurably more power to avenge.
He gave the law, that every shire in the kingdom should annually manumit one thrall.
A slave-owner cannot manumit his slaves without the formal consent of the Legislature.
The tendency to manumit faithful slaves called forth no approbation.
Now that provision was made for the freedmen the slaveholder felt at liberty to manumit his slaves.