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Adahoonzou’s Speech, Upon Hearing What Has Passed In England Upon The Subject Of The Slave-Trade

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This appendix presents Adahoonzou's speech, upon hearing what has passed in England upon the subject of the slave-trade. The author admires the reasoning of the white man; but, with all their sense, it does not appear that they have thoroughly studied the nature of the blacks, whose disposition differs as much from that of the whites, as their colour. We know Englishmen are a brave people, and that they might bring over a great many of the blacks to their opinions, by the points of your bayonets; but to effect this a great many must be put to death, and numerous cruelties must be committed, which we do not find to have been the practice of the whites; besides, that this would militate against the principle which is professed by those who wish to bring about a reformation.

Keywords: Adahoonzou's speech; Englishmen; slave-trade

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