Substance of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the 15th May, 1823, on a Motion for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions: With a Preface and Appendixes, Containing Facts and Reasonings Illustrative of Coloni

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Among the manifold evils to which man is liable, there is not perhaps one more extensively produc tive of wretchedness than personal slavery. Slavery may, without exaggeration, be described as inflicting on the unhappy subjects of it almost every injury which law, even in its rudest state, was intended to prevent. Is property an Object of solicitudep The Slave, £enerally speaking, can neither acquire nor securely enjoy it. IS exemp tion from personal wrong indispensable to comfort? The Slave is liable to indignity and insult, to restraint and punishment, at the mere caprice of.

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