- n. people who are free
“The passions, or even the prudence, of Gelimer compelled him to reject these requests, which were urged in the haughty tone of menace and command; and he justified his ambition in a language rarely spoken in the Byzantine court, by alleging the right of a free people to remove or punish their chief magistrate, who had failed in the execution of the kingly office.”
“The free people of Altur'Rang, their numbers growing daily, eradicated each of these factions as they emerged from under their rocks.”
“It was a sight to see former Slaves as free people walking with confidence out in the open air.”
“The fate, says another, of the Strasburgers, may be a warning to all free people to save their money. —”
“The national tendency toward populating the territories full of free work-people, established by the organic compacts of These States, promulged by the fathers, the Presidents, the old warriors, and the earlier Congresses, a tendency vital to the life and thrift of the masses of the citizens, is violently put back under the feet of slavery, and against the free people the masters of slaves are everywhere held up by the President by the red hand.”
“And perhaps they knew of some of the many earlier slave rebellions against Rome: a dozen uprisings in Italy during the second century B.C., two massive uprisings in Sicily 135132, 104100, and an anti-Roman coalition of slaves and free people in western Asia Minor between 132 and 129 B.C. When in 88 B.C. Mithridates sponsored a massacre of Romans and Italians in western Asia Minor, he offered freedom to any slave who would kill or inform on his master.”
“Fierce as Ten furies — terrible as Hell" 15 with the command of an army on whose efficiency & in the wisdom of whose leader the hopes of 10 or 15 milions of free people were concentered?”
"Should the Office of Chief Magistrate Be Awarded to One Distinguished for His Military Services Rather Than to One Distinguished for His Civil Services?" Debate Speech of Perrin H. Busbee for the Dialectic Society, June 22, 1836
“I speak without book, and entirely from conjecture, but will venture the assertion, that the 2,487,113 slaves at the south do not consume one-hundredth part as much in value of dutiable articles as the same number of laboring free people at the north.”
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