Report of the Committee of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions

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Page 17 - Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know : Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play ? Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.
Page 1 - That through a determined and persevering, but, at the same time, judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the Slave Population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects.
Page 18 - His majesty has commanded us to acquaint you, that he has not been inattentive to the desire expressed by the House of Commons in the last session of Parliament, that means should be devised for ameliorating the condition of the negro slaves in the West Indies.
Page 3 - That it is expedient to adopt effectual and decisive measures for ameliorating the condition of the slave population in his majesty's colonies : " That, through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate, enforcement of such measures, this house looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave popularion, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of his majesty's subjects...
Page 19 - His Majesty is confident that you will afford your best attention and assistance to any proposition which may be submitted to you for promoting the moral improvement of the Negroes, by an extended plan of religious instruction, and by such other measures as may gradually conduce to the same end.
Page 3 - That this House is anxious for the accomplishment of this purpose, at the earliest period that shall be compatible with the well-being of the slaves themselves, with the safety of the colonies, and with a fair and equitable consideration of the interests of private property.
Page 24 - If you fail, you will at least have the inestimable consolation that you have done what you could ' to undo the heavy burden, and to let the oppressed go free...
Page 1 - That the individuals composing the present meeting are deeply impressed with the magnitude and number of the evils attached to the system of Slavery which prevails in many of the Colonies of Great Britain ; a system which appears to them to be opposed to the spirit and precepts of Christianity, as well as repugnant to every dictate of natural humanity and justice. " That they long indulged a hope, that the great measure of the Abolition of the Slave Trade...
Page 3 - ... 2. That, through a determined and persevering, but judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population ; such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges...
Page 27 - January, 1865, showed that the total population of the grand-duchy had risen to 1,798,909, or at the rate of one and a half per cent. per annum.

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