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HISTORY

OF THE

Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment

OF

THE ABOLITION

OF

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-ROW.

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No subject more pleasing than that of the removal

of evils - Evils have existed almost from the beginning 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 Slave. trade-The joy we ought to feel on its abolition from a contemplation of the nature of it and 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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