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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, January 08, 2012

Colonial Maryland Slave Laws 30-32: Bacon's Laws of Maryland

       30.  Owners, suffering any of their Slaves to keep any Horses or Mares, or to raise any Cattle or Hogs, as the proper Right of such Slaves, shall forfeit 500 lb Tobacco; and all such Horses, &c. shall likewise be forfeited.  One Half to the Informer, the other to the Use aforesaid.  Ibid.  §. 6.

    31.  Runaway, out-lying Slaves, refusing to surrender themselves, or making Resistance against Persons legally impowered to take them up, may be shot, killed, or destroyed by such Persons.  Ibid.  §. 7.  See below, Art. 44 and 45.

    32.  This Act shall be read in every County Court, by the Sheriff, or his Deputy, on Forfeiture of 500 lb Tobacco for every Omission.  One Half to the Use of the County, the other to the Informer.  Ibid.  §. 8. 

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

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