Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt
Their having family ties on our plantation + the adjoining one would be a stronger inducement".
When he heard of his brothers' anger, Palfrey was still hopeful that they could be persuaded to accept his notion of paying wages.
If not, he was willing to accede to William's wishes in any way that did not block his ultimate aim.
William was adamant on one point under no circumstances would he allow the Negroes to remain on the plantation with his and Henry's slaves if they were told of their coming freedom.
Knowing the antipathy that existed in Louisiana against increasing the number of free Negroes, Giffen suggested that Palfrey bring them to Boston at once, and then send them on to Liberia.
lack > lack ing specific instructions, he agreed to William's condition.
In March there was a division of the slaves, and Giffen carried out his instructions as nearly as possible.
Of the fifty-two slaves, Giffen succeeded in getting a lot of twenty, twelve of whom were females.
"I considered that your views would be best carried out", he explained, "by taking women whose progeny will of course be free + more fully extend the philantrophy of Emancipation.
I have also taken the old servants of your father as a matter of Conscience + Justice".