Observations on the Evidence Given Before the Committees of the Privy Council and House of Commons in Support of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade

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J. Stockdale, 1791 - Slave trade - 310 pages
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Page 179 - In some places one half the children born die before they are four years of age ; in many places before they are seven ; and in almost all places before they are nine or ten. This great mortality, however, will...
Page 103 - He then asked them what they intended to have done with their slaves if they had not fallen in with the Hound ? They replied, "to make them walk the plank" — that is, to jump overboard. Mr. James asked them again, why they did not turn a number of the slaves on shore at the Isle of Pines and endeavor to save the rest ? They replied again, " that in such case they could not have recovered the insurance; and that the rest would have gotten on shore...
Page 255 - Newton has fometimes found all trade flopped, and the depredations of European traders have been affigned by the natives as the caufe, and he has more than once or twice made up breaches of this kind between the fhips and the natives.
Page 201 - ... why they do not or cannot exert their induftry in cultivating the various articles, which their country has been proved to produce, can be afcertained from fads ; for Mr. Dalrymple has remarked, that in thofe parts of the coaft where there Is little or no trade for flaves, they are actually more...
Page 3 - I will not believe the mere opinions ** of African traders concerning the nature
Page 258 - have been knocked on the head with the ** paddles of the boat that brought them.
Page 192 - Africa in his own veffels, their almoft univerfal anfwer was, that they were kidnapped either as they were travelling, or fifhing, or cultivating their little fpots.
Page 306 - thinks that the ftock ** of flaves might be kept up or increafed " without importations from Africa. At firft " indeed the deficiencies would be felt...
Page 235 - Was in Africa in 1785 and 1786, chiefly on the Gold Coaft, in the Grampus man of war, employed by government as a botanift.
Page 133 - ... fervance of the prohibition would, probably, ere now, " have defolated a great part of the plantations ; that there" fore their Noble and Great Mightinefies cannot re...

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