A Dissuasion to Great-Britain and the Colonies: From the Slave-trade to Africa. Shewing the Injustice Thereof, &c

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J. Greenleaf, 1773 - Slave trade - 41 pages
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Page 15 - Guinea" on this account. The first is taken verbatim from the original manuscript of the surgeon's journal : — " Sestro, Dec. 29, 1724. — No trade to-day, though many traders came on board. They informed us, that the people are gone to war within land, and will bring prisoners enough in two or three days ; in hopes of which we stay.
Page 17 - Those who are acquainted with the Trade agree, that many Negroes on the sea-coast, who have been corrupted by their intercourse and converse with the European Factors, have learnt to stick at no act of cruelty for gain. These make it a practice to steal abundance of little Blacks of both sexes, when found on the roads or in the fields, where their parents keep them all day to watch the corn, &c. Some authors say, the...
Page 16 - ... people prisoners. Some time after, the King sent them word, he had not yet met with the desired success; having been twice repulsed, in attempting to break up two towns, but that he still hoped to procure a number of slaves for them; and in this design he persisted, till he met his enemies in the field, where a battle was fought, which lasted three days, during which time the engagement was so bloody that four thousand five hundred men were slain on the spot." The person who wrote the account,...
Page 37 - European *'ay of cloathing, &c. does not give reafbnable hopes that thefe fuggeftions are not viuonary, but founded on experience, as well as on humane and Chriftian-like principles ? X. Whether commerce in general has not proved the great means- of civilizing all nations, even the moft favage and brutal ; and why not the Africans ? XI.
Page 35 - Asia have been ; and whether the primitive inhabitants of all countries, so far as we have been able to trace them, were not once as savage and inhumanized as the negroes of Africa ; and whether the ancient Britons themselves, of this our own country, were not once upon a level with the Africans ? "3.
Page 15 - So that we find their enemies are too hard for them at prefent, and confequently our trade fpoiled here. Therefore about feven o'clock we weighed anchor, to proceed lower down.
Page 35 - ... like yours. Secondly, That this plague was fent by God many years after the injury, the caufe of the plague, was committed. And for what end were this and fuch like examples recorded in holy Scriptures?
Page 37 - European way of cloathing, etc. does not give reasonable hopes that these suggestions are not visionary, but founded on experience, as well as on humane and Christian-like principles? 10. Whether commerce in general has not proved the great means of...
Page 37 - Whether, if trade was carried on -with them for a feries of years, as it has been with...
Page 37 - Blacks would not cease, and a fair and honourable commerce in time take place throughout the whole country?

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