England Enslaved by Her Own Slave Colonies

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 70 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 Excerpt: ...exhibits a distortion of facts, and MUTILATION OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, such as the public have again and agai?i seen, and again and again condemned and reprob ted, in the publications putforthfrom the same quarter, nndfor the same object. Upon opening the volume at page 212, the following extract upon the subject of religious establishments in the Colonies first caught my eye: viz. ' TlIB Governor Of Trinidad Expresses His Concern That There Is No Church, Or Church Establishment In That Island.' Parliamentary Papers o/"1818, jD.212. Astonishment," he adds, ' and indignation filled my mind. I had in my possession at the moment a communication front Sir Ralph Woodford, the Governor of Trinidad, to Earl Bathurst upon the same subject, and extracted from the same Parliamentary Papers, 212 and 214: and let the extracts speak for themselves"--(Macqueen, page 398.) And how does Mr. Macqueen let this Parliamentary evidence speak for itself, or rather for himself? Surely the "astonishment and. indignation" which he professes to have felt will be no factitious feeling in the minds of my readers, when I show them that it is by resorting to the very fraud which he injuriously imputes, that of " mutilating official documents;" by suppressing those parts of Sir Ralph Woodford's letter which clearly support counts of the public expenditure in our Slave Colonies upon the present peace establishment: but I am assured by a friend, who has taken pains to explore and throw together such information on this subject as can be found in those documents, that the annual expense, civil and military, on the present peace establishment, (including with the bills drawn on the Treasury expressly for this branch of service, the value of the naval, militar...

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