REMARKS ON THE LATE DECISION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS RESPECTING THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE. THE SECOND EDITION. Thomas Gisborne.

REMARKS ON THE LATE DECISION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS RESPECTING THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE. THE SECOND EDITION.

London: Printed for B. White and Sons, Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, 1792. [2], 49, [1 blank] pp. Disbound with a bit of loosening, else Very Good, with the half title.

Gisborne dedicates his pamphlet to William Wilberforce. His Dedication is dated from Yoxall Lodge, April 9, 1792. The first edition, also printed in 1792, misspelled 'Horace's Head' in the imprint, printing it as 'Horack's Head'.
Gisborne describes recent activity in Parliament which resulted in a resolution for the gradual abolition of the slave trade. "This detestable traffic is indebted for its existence to wars, in many instances, excited by Europeans, in many commenced by the natives, for the purpose of procuring slaves." Gisborne recounts "depredations perpetrated by the kings of the country on their own subjects," "the kidnapping of negroes of every tribe, and of all ranks and occupations, and most commonly by the black traders, occasionally by British captains and seamen," and other baneful effects of the slave trade.
LCP 4122 [this edition only]. ESTC T84561. Kress B.2323. Not in Work or Blockson. Item #33000

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