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HISTORY

OF THE

Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment

OP

THE ABOLITION

THE AFRICAN SLAVE-TRADE

BY THE

BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

BY THOMAS CLARKSON, M. A.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

London :
PRINTED BY R. TAYLOR AND CO., SHOE-LANE,
- FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME

PATERNOSTER-ROY.

1808,

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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 Christianity-of 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 itand of the extent of it--and of the difficulty of subduing itUsefulness 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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