"It is quite enough to pay on account, and I will not agree to any bargain that will not give me the field-slaves and cattle. Castles in the air, do you say?

"It is quite enough to pay on account, and I will not agree to any bargain that will not give me the field-slaves and cattle. Castles in the air, do you say?

Our plantation was three miles from this family mansion. There, all the field-slaves lived and worked.

And here let me say, that the treatment of plantation slaves cannot be fully known, except by the poor sufferers themselves, and their drivers and overseers. In a multitude of instances, even the master can know very little of the actual condition of his own field-slaves, and his wife and daughters far less. A few facts concerning my own family will show this.

Field-slaves, difference of, from house-slaves. Fiji Archipelago, population of the. Fiji Islands, beards of the natives; marriage-customs of the. Fijians, burying their old and sick parents alive; estimation of the beard among the; admiration of, for a broad occiput. Filial affection, partly the result of natural selection. Filum terminale. Finch, racket-shaped feathers in the tail of a.

"It is quite enough to pay on account, and I will not agree to any bargain that will not give me the field-slaves and cattle. Castles in the air, do you say?

Hottentots, lice of; readily become musicians; notions of female beauty of the; compression of nose by. Hough, Dr. S., men's temperature more variable than women's; proportion of sexes in man. House-slaves, difference of, from field-slaves.

I have already related an instance or two of particular oppression out of many which I have witnessed; but the following is frequent in all the islands. The wretched field-slaves, after toiling all the day for an unfeeling owner, who gives them but little victuals, steal sometimes a few moments from rest or refreshment to gather some small portion of grass, according as their time will admit.

There is, also, a considerable body of evidence shewing that in the Southern States the house-slaves of the third generation present a markedly different appearance from the field-slaves. Harlan, 'Medical Researches, p. 532.