British Anti-Slavery Report

March 17, 1843  
Commenting on a copy of the Third Annual Report of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, here is the following:  “Referring to the treachery of the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and other powers, in relation to this trade, the inquiry is made in the Report ____ ‘What lies at the root of all this hostility, opposition, and  tergiversation,  on the part of the kingdoms and the republics, both in the Old and the New world, in reference to the benevolent and generous exertions of Great Britain to destroy this evil?’ The committee reply is one word —- Slavery!  And this reply, brief as it is, contains a volume of truth, nay, the whole truth.”

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