John Gabriel Stedman


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  • ''Old England liberty—to be robbed by the Ministry, and insulted by the populace without redress.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Journal, ch. 10, entry for February 14, 1787, ed. Stanbury Thompson (1962).
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  • ''I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, ch. 24 (1796, repr. 1971).
  • ''A happy people I call them still, whose peace and genuine morals have not been contaminated with European vices; and whose errors are only the errors of ignorance, and not the rooted depravity of a pretended civilization, and a spurious and mock Christianity.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, ch. 15 (1796, repr. 1971).
  • ''No person who examines and reflects, can avoid seeing that there is but one race of people on the earth, who differ from each other only according to the soil and the climate in which they live.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, ch. 15 (1796, repr. 1971).
  • ''During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. "Politicks for March," ch. 10, March 1795 entry, Journal, ed. Stanbury Thompson (1962).

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