An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species by Thomas Clarkson

By Thomas Clarkson

Because the topic of the subsequent paintings has thankfully turn into of past due a topick of dialog i can't start the preface in a fashion extra passable to the emotions of the benevolent reader than via giving an account of these humane and worthwhile people who've endeavoured to attract upon it that proportion of the publick awareness which it has acquired.

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Cicero de officiis. L. 3. ] [Footnote 047: 1. Ut liberi suis legibus viverent. Livy, L. 30. 37. 2. Decem millia talentum argenti descripta pensionibus aequis in annos quinquaginta solverent. Ibid. 3. Et naves rostratas, praeter decem triremes, traderent, elephantosque, quos haberent domitos; neque domarent alios; Bellum neve in Africa, neve extra Africam, injussu P. R. gererent, &c. ] ***** CHAP. VIII. We shall beg leave, before we proceed to the arguments of the purchasers, to add the following observations to the substance of the three preceding chapters.

But alas, as a farther, though a more melancholy proof, of the falsehood of your assertions, how many, when on board your ships, have put a period to their existence? How many have leaped into the sea? How many have pined to death, that, even at the expence of their lives, they might fly from your benevolence? Do you call them obstinate then, because they refuse your favours? Do you call them ungrateful, because they make you this return? How much rather ought you receivers to blush!

2. C. ] [Footnote 038: Sallust. Bell. ] [Footnote 039: Sallust. Bell. ] [Footnote 040: Ammianus Marcellinus. L. 31. C. 2. et. ] [Footnote 041: Agri pro Numero Cultorum ab universis per vicos occupantur, quos mox inter se secundum dignationem partiuntur. Tacitus. C. 26. de Mor. ] ***** CHAP. II. As we have thus traced the situation of man from unbounded liberty to subordination, it will be proper to carry our inquiries farther, and to consider, who first obtained the preeminence in these primoeval societies, and by what particular methods it was obtained.

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