The sale of slaves to the south is carried to a great extent. The slave-holders do not, so far as I can learn, raise them for that special purpose. But, here is a man with a score of slaves, located on an exhausted plantation. It must furnish support for all; but, while they increase, its capacity of supply decreases. The result is, he must emancipate or sell. But he has fallen into debt, and he sells to relieve himself from debt, and also from an excess of mouths. Or, he requires money to educate his children; or, his negroes are sold under execution. From these and other causes, large numbers of slaves are continually disappearing from the state, so that the next census will undoubtedly show a marked diminution of the slave population. Voltaire made himself very merry over the dying scene of Maupertuis. There was never another man who could throw so much poison into a sneer as Voltaire. It is probable that the conversion of Maupertuis somewhat troubled his conscience as the unhappy scorner looked forward to his own dying hour, which could not be far distant. He never alluded to Maupertuis without indulging in a strain of bitter mockery in view of his death as a penitent. Even the king, unbeliever as he was in religion or in the existence of a God, was disgusted with the malignity displayed by Voltaire. In reply to one of Voltaire鈥檚 envenomed assaults the king wrote: The next day, the 11th, Frederick wrote from Neustadt to the Countess of Camas, who at Berlin was the grand mistress of the queen鈥檚 household. The trifling tone of this letter, which was penned in the midst of a struggle so awful, is quite characteristic of the writer: The pampered duchess sent by the French minister to Berlin a complimentary message to Frederick. He disdainfully replied: 鈥淭he Duchess of Pompadour! who is she? I do not know her.鈥?This was an offense never to be forgiven. 在线播放-国产,华人视频在线海量,夜趣福利所网址,自拍AV国语对白 8 If they were from God, they would come into the cave with us, and would tell us why they were sent."