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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Colonial Maryland Slave Laws 1 - 6: Bacon's Laws of Maryland

1.  All Negroes and other Slaves, and their Issue,
shall be Slaves during their natural Lives. 1715,
ch. 44, §. 23.

2.  No Negro, by receiving the Holy Sacrament of 
Baptism, is hereby manumitted, nor hath any Right
to Freedom more than he had before.  Ibid.  §. 24.

3.  Any White Woman, suffering herself to be got
with Child by a Negro, or other Slave, or by a Free
Negro, shall, if Free, become a Servant for Seven
Years; if a Servant, shall finish her Servitude, together
with Satisfaction for Damage, and shall again become 
a Servant for Seven Years.  Ibid.  §. 26.

4.  Any Free Negro, begetting such Child, shall become
a Servant for Seven years; and the Children of
such inordinate Copulations shall be Servants till
Thirty-one Years of Age.  Ibid.  §. 27.

5.  Any White Man begetting any Negro Woman
with Child, (whether Free Woman or Servant) shall
undergo the same Penalties as White Women.  Ibid.§. 28.

6.  These Times of Servitude (by Art. 3, 4, 5,)
shall be disposed of by the County Court; and the
Produce appropriated towards defraying the County
Charge.  Ibid.

Bacon's Laws of Maryland . Vol 75 page 689 Maryland Archives

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