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Internal Slave Trade in the United States of North America

Being Replies to Questions Transmitted by the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society for the Abolition of Slavery and the Slave Trade Throughout the World

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Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. Combined and strenuous efforts for the universal extinction of Slavery and the Slave-trade having been judged needful, a meeting of Delegates and Friends to the cause, assembled from various parts of the United Kingdom, was held at Exeter Hall, London, on the 17th and 18th of April, 1839, at which the following resolutions were unanimously adopted as the basis of this Society: -<br><br>I. That the name of this Society be, The British and Foreign Antislavery Society.<br><br>II. That the objects of this Society be the universal extinction of Slavery and the Slave-trade, and the protection of the rights and interests of the enfranchised population in the British possessions, and of all persons captured as slaves.<br><br>III. That the following be the fundamental principles of the Society - that so long as Slavery exists there is no reasonable prospect of the annihilation of the Slave-trade, and of extinguishing the sale and barter of human beings; that the extinction of Slavery and the Slave-trade will be attained most effectually by the employment of those means which are of a moral, religious, and pacific character: and that no measures be resorted to by this Society in the prosecution of these objects but such as are in entire accordance with these principles.<br><br>IV. That the following be among the means to be employed by this Society: -<br><br>1. To circulate, both at home and abroad, accurate information on the enormities of the Slave-trade and Slavery; to furnish evidence to the inhabitants of Slave-holding countries not only of the practicability, but of the pecuniary advantage of free labour; to diffuse authentic intelligence respecting the results of emancipation in Hayti, the British Colonies, and elsewhere: to open a correspondence with Abolitionists in America, France, and other countries, and to encourage them in the prosecution of their objects by all methods consistent with the p

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