By Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden
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The child Broteer is made “Venture” by Robertson Mumford who, as the steward of a slave ship from Rhode Island, purchases the six-year-old boy off the coast of Guinea for four gallons of rum and a piece of calico as “his own private venture” (pp. 9–10). Not until the age of thirty-six does Broteer finally obtain his freedom by paying his third master seventy-two pounds, two shillings. It is “an unreasonable price” extracted from many years of unrequited toil. In Broteer’s summary, “I had already been sold three different times, made considerable money with seemingly nothing to derive it from, had been cheated out of a large sum of money, lost much by misfortunes, and paid an enormous sum for my freedom” (pp.
The second incident takes place in Connecticut, where Broteer is “obliged to pay upwards of ten pounds lawful money, with all the costs of court” as the loser in a trumped-up lawsuit instigated by a rich adversary who uses his higher station to extract a false judgment. ” The comparison does not end there. “Such a proceeding as this,” Broteer observes, “committed on a defenceless stranger, almost worn out in the hard service of the world, without any foundation in reason or justice, whatever it may be called in a Christian land, would in my native country have been branded as a crime equal to highway robbery” (pp.
493–494). Jefferson talks a great deal about “happiness” in the First Inaugural. He believes that an intrinsic connection between personal and collective happiness will sustain the required tie of cooperation between the private and public spheres for a government of the people to flourish. Often accused of a superficial optimism, he explains the connection quite poignantly and from an unexpected direction. His key is the misery in the world that he has seen and experienced. “Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind,” he pleads.
Analytical Writing and Thinking: Facing the Tests by Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden