Spa Day

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Spa Day

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Spa Day

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Stocks and pillories were regularly used to punish minor offenses committed by slaves. Although whipping was also a common punishment, some owners were sparing with this for fear of damaging or killing valuable slaves.

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Here is a personal testimony made to the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1839:

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A planter, a professor of religion, in conversation upon the universality of whipping, remarked that a planter in G--, who had whipped a great deal, at length got tired of it, and invented the following excellent method of punishment, which I saw practised while I was paying him a visit.

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The negro was placed in a sitting position, with his hands made fast above his head, and feet in the stocks, so that he could not move any part of the body.

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The master retired, intending to leave him till morning, but we were awakened in the night by the groans of the negro, which were so doleful that we feared he was dying. 

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We went to him, and found him covered with a cold sweat, and almost gone. He could not has lived an hour longer.

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Mr.--found the 'stocks' such an effective punishment, that it almost superseded the whip.”

 

 

 

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