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HISTORY

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RISE, PROGRESS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENT

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A BOLITION

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THE SLAVE TRADE.

CHAPTER I.

No subject more pleasing than that of the removal

of evils-Evils have existed almost from the bea ginning of the worldbut there is a power in our nature to counteract them this power in. creased by Christianityof the evils removed by Christianity one of the greatest is the Slavetrade-The joy we ought to feel on its abolition from a contemplation of the nature of it-and of the extent of itand of the difficulty of subduing it— Usefulness also of the contemplation

of this subject. I scarcely know of any subject, the contemplation of which is more pleasing than that of the correction or of the removal of any of the acknowledged evils of life; for while we rejoice to think that the sufferings VOL. I.

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