American Baptist Publication Society,
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SLAVERY-DEGREE OF CIVILIZATION.
differ from that of hired servants who have received their wages for a long time in advance. Belonging to persons in the higher conditions does not increase the severity of the bondage; for though the distinction is greater, the services are less. Many slaves live at their own houses, just as other people, but liable to be called 011 for labor, which, in many cases, is required ouly at certain seasons of the year.
Irrigating a Field.