Considerations on the Abolition of Negro Slavery: And the Means of Practically Effecting it

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Page 84 - Hortus suburbanus londinensis; or, A catalogue of plants cultivated in the neighbourhood of London, arranged according to the Linnean system, with the addition of the natural orders to which they belong, etc.
Page 25 - We cannot allow the colonies to check, or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation.
Page 25 - Jamaica actually passed two bills to restrict the trade, but Great Britain again resisted the restriction; Bristol and Liverpool petitioned against it ; the matter was referred to the Board of Trade, and that Board reported against it...
Page 23 - Britain made the laws, and that the colonies availed themselves of those laws, — would be greatly understating the share which Great Britain had in the origin of the slave trade, and in the consequent system of slavery that now exists. But many persons have been so used to charge all the odium of that system on those, who by accident, happen to be the present owners of slaves, that they will be surprised to learn how much larger a share Great Britain has had than the colonies, in the formation,...
Page 24 - Great Britain rejected this Act with indignation, and declared, that the Slave Trade was beneficial and necessary to the Mother Country. The governor who passed it, was reprimanded, and a circular was sent to all other governors, warning them against a similar offence. The colonies, however, in...
Page 24 - I.,CharlesII., and James II., by every means that could be devised. But it was William III. who outdid them all. With Lord Somers for his minister, he declared the slave-trade to be highly beneficial to the nation. And that this was not meant merely as beneficial to the nation through the medium of the colonial prosperity, is...
Page 25 - The governor who passed it was reprimanded, and a circular was sent to all governors, warning them against a similar offence. The colonies, however, in 1765 repeated the offence, and a bill was twice read in the Assembly of Jamaica, for the same purpose of limiting the importation of slaves ; when Great Britain stopped it through the governor of that island, who sent for the Assembly, and told them, that, consistently with his instructions, he could not give his assent. Upon which the lull u-as dropped.
Page 24 - But it was William III. who outdid them all. With Lord Somers for his minister, he declared the slave trade to be ' highly beneficial to the nation ;' and that this was not meant merely as beneficial to the nation through the medium of the colonial prosperity, is demonstrated by the Assiento Treaty in 1713, with which the colonies had nothing to do, and in which Great Britain binds herself to supply 144,000 slaves, at the rate of 4,800 per annum, to the Spanish colonies. From that time till within...
Page 1 - ... Christianity in name, as for the most insignificant reward the slaves would universally accept baptism;" but that " it were better they should remain as they are, than that a people whose religion, if indeed it can be called such at all, continuing in fact as it is, should be regarded as Christians;" that "nothing could be easier than to abolish the use of the whip ; but that those who call for this abolition always end by proposing some other means of coercion, some other instrument of punishment...
Page 25 - Britain rejected this act with indignation, and declared that the slave trade was beneficial and necessary to the mother country. The governor who passed it was reprimanded, and a circular was sent to all other governors warning them against a similar offence. The colonies, however, in 1765, repeated the offence, and a bill was twice read in the Assembly of Jamaica for the same purpose of limiting the importation of slaves, when Great Britain stopped it through the governor of...

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