The Resister wrote:So far, you've not written anything that would change the facts concerning slavery. An author says James I instead of James II? How does that change the balance of what the law were?
Then your "As far as I can tell" is predicated upon what you THINK personally, but provide NO primary sources to back your argument.
Yes, the author also provides no sources for any of this.
This is probably why the author got the number of prisoners wrong by a whole order of magnitude.
Next, I have stated over and over and over again that slavery existed long before this argument about Irish slaves - especially slavery in America (which is what this topic is about and where you are losing your bearings).
Then we agree that this first paragraph is irrelevant since it does not deal with slavery of Irish people in the USA or the British colonies that later formed the USA.
This next paragraph is also mostly irrelevant:
- In 1625, an offical Proclaimination ordered for Irish prisoners to get rounded up and sold as slaves to English Planters. Between 1629 and 1632 a large numbers of Irish, men and women, were sent to Guiana, Antiqua and Montserrat. By 1637 approx 69% of the population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.Negro slaves had to be purchased, 20 to 50 pound sterling, Irish slaves were captured and sold for 900 pounds of cotton. The Irish became the largest source of slaves for English slave traders
What was the name of the proclamation?
The throne issued 3 proclamations about the colonies in the Americas that year:
1. A PROCLAMATION FOR THE UTTER PROHIBITING THE IMPORTATION AND USE OF ALL TOBACCO, WHICH IS NOT OF THE PROPER GROWTH OF THE COLONIES OF VIRGINIA AND THE SUMMER ISLANDS, OR ONE OF THEM.
2. A PROCLAMATION TOUCHING TOBACCO.
3. A PROCLAMATION FOR SETLING THE PLANTATION OF VIRGINIA.
(Sorry for the all caps but that is how it is written in the historical source:
https://archive.org/details/royalprocla ... ew=theater )
Having read them quickly, I see nothing about Irish slaves. But if you tell me which one it is, I promise to reread it carefully. Thanks!
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...