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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].

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Colonial Maryland Slave Laws 25 - 29: Bacon's Laws of Maryland

     25.  All Slaves belonging to the Owner of the Place, if required, shall aid the Constable, on Penalty of each receiving Thirty-nine Stripes on the bare Back.  Ibid.

    26.  Every Constable, so appointed, shall be allowed 500 lb Tobacco in the County levy.  Ibid.  §. 4.

    27.  Any Negro, or other Slave, convicted before a single Magistrate of striking any White Person, such Magistrate may cause one of the offending Slave's Ears to be Cropt.  Ibid.

28.  The Owner of any Plantation may warn any strange Negro, or other Slaves, (not sent by their Owners on lawful Occasions) to be gone to their Owners; and, on Refusal or Delay so to do, may correct
such Slave by Whipping, not exceeding Thirty-nine Lashes.  Ibid. §. 5.

    29.  Any Persons encouraging Negroes to meet in Companies on their Plantations, (unless on lawful  Occasion) shall forfeit 1000 lb Tobacco to the Use aforesaid.  Ibid.

Bacon's Laws of Maryland . Vol 75 page 690. Maryland Archives

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