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C is I refpedt to jus vita: et necis. The law was* “ that the children being unable of themfelves tc to fupport their poor parents, fhould be “ obliged, in order to maintain them, to fell “ themfelves into flavery j” which flavery, how- ever, was to laft no longer than the urgent me- ceffity continued. It is difficult to fix the certain zera when the emancipation of flaves was univerfally introduced in Europe ; for though Bodin points out the year 1250, in his Book de Republica, yet we know that flavery lafted much longer in fome countries. The abolition of the (lave trade was a very fe- rious objedt of the legiflative power through more than four centuries, for we find no council of the middle age without one canon at leaf! relative to this bufinefs. The civil government gave every fupport they could afford to fo pious and fo benevolent endeavours of the church j, “ of coming to the inheritance of them. If the fon has no “ fortune, then fhall he fell himfelf into flavery for the ** fupport of his father; who, on the mother’s fituation “ being more aggravated, (hall give up his place to her, w and he fhall be fupported by his neareft relations. “ The father has the alternative of felling himfelf and “ his children into flavery, on account of their education. If a perfon aforefaid be found to beg, then lhall he, *f who ought and could fupport that perfon, pay a fine to the «' public.” 2 and

An essay on the slave trade

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