Speech of Mr. William Pitt on the abolition of the Slave Trade, delivered in the House of Commons April 2, 1792

Speech of Mr. William Pitt on the abolition of the Slave Trade, delivered in the House of Commons April 2, 1792

Date Published: 1875
Binding: No binding

Very good condition. 9.75” x 6” 15 pages disbound from a book (p.579 - p.592)

Original printed speech of 1792 was 32 pp.

"If we listen to the voice of reason and duty, and pursue this night the line of conduct which they prescribe, some of us may live to see a reverse of that picture, from which we now turn our eyes with shame and regret. We may live to behold the natives of Africa engaged in the calm occupations of industry, in the pursuits of a just and legitimate commerce. We may behold the beams of science and philosophy breaking in upon their land, which, at some happy period in still later times, may blaze with full lustre." quoted from the end of his speech.

Sadly, Pitt did not live to see the slave trade abolished by the British Parliament. He died in January 1806, and the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was passed by parliament on March 25, 1807
Very Good. Item #2481

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