Item #39695 VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. MARTIS, 26 DIE FEBRUARII, 1788. Parliament, Slave Trade.

VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. MARTIS, 26 DIE FEBRUARII, 1788.

[London: Printed and Sold by John Nichols... 1788]. Folio. Pages 313-316, [2], as issued. Disbound, else Very Good. "Numb. 36." printed in left corner at head of title.

The matters include "A Petition of the Aldermen, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of the Town of Wokingham, in the Counties of Berks and Wilts. . . representing the present State of the African Slave Trade as being contrary to the Principles of Justice, Humanity, good Policy, and Religion; and submitting the same to the Consideration of the House."
The reception of a Report concerning the regulation of Trade between the North American Colonies and the West India Islands, and "the Countries belonging to the United States of America," is noted.
This is an early protest against the continuation of the African Slave Trade. Item #39695

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