A summary of the evidence produced before the committee of the Privy council: and before a committee of the House of Commons; relating to the slave trade

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J. Bell, 1792 - Slave-trade - 16 pages
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Page 3 - Netherlands, with the exclusive privilege to traffic and plant colonies on the coast of Africa from the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope ; on the coast of America, from the straits of Magellan to the remotest north.
Page 4 - Romans, until the discovery of the passage round the Cape of Good Hope by Vasco de Gama.
Page 5 - Lambe, who was captured there, 'there was scarce any stirring for Bodies without Heads; and had it rained Blood, it could not have lain thicker on the Ground'.
Page 16 - The nature of the Trade for Negroes, their kind Treatment, and happy Situation, being thus ascertained by such incontrovertible evidence ; the absurdity of calling by the name of Slaves people who are no more so than Parish Apprentices in England, except as to Duration...
Page 16 - Mahogany, Cochineal, Indigo, and other Dyeing Materials, and the Gold and Silver of the West Indies — which are all procured by the same means...
Page 16 - ... absurdity of calling by the name of Slaves people who are no more so than Parish Apprentices in England, except as to Duration — and in point of Duration not more so than the Common People in Russia, Poland, and many other parts of Europe — is apparent. How absurd and hypocritical must be the...

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