Chapter XII Author endeavours
to do away the charge of
ostentation in consequence of becoming so conspicuous in this
Chapter XIV Author visits
Bristol to collect
information.—Ill-usage of seamen in the Slave Trade.—Articles
of African produce.—Massacre at Calabar.
Chapter XV Mode of procuring and paying seamen in that trade; their mortality in it.—Construction and admeasurement of slave-ships.—Difficulty of procuring evidence.—Cases of Gardiner and Arnold.
Chapter XVI Author meets
with Alexander Falconbridge; visits
ill-treated and disabled seamen; takes a mate out of one of the
slave-vessels, and puts another in prison for murder.
Chapter XVII Visits Liverpool.—Specimens
produce.—Dock duties.—Iron instruments used in the
traffic.—His introduction to Mr. Norris.
Chapter XVIII Manner of procuring and paying seamen at Liverpool in the Slave Trade; their treatment and mortality.—Murder of Peter Green.—Dangerous situation of the Author in consequence of his inquiries.
Chapter XIX Author proceeds to Manchester; delivers a discourse there on the subject of the Slave Trade.—Revisits Bristol; new and difficult situation there; suddenly crosses the Severn at night.—Returns to London.
Chapter XX Labours of
the Committee during the Author’s
journey.—Mr. Sharp elected chairman.—Seal engraved.—Letters
from different correspondents to the Committee.
Chapter XXII Progress of the cause to the middle of May.—Petitions to Parliament.—Author’s interviews with Mr. Pitt and Mr. Grenville.—Privy Council inquire into the subject; examine Liverpool delegates.—Proceedings of the Committee for the Abolition.—Motion and Debate in the House of Commons; discussion of the general question postponed to the next Session.
Chapter xxiii Progress to the middle of July.—Bill to diminish the horrors of the Middle Passage; Evidence examined against it; Debates; Bill passed through both Houses.—Proceedings of the Committee, and effects of them.
Chapter XXIV Continuation from June, 1788, to July, 1789.—Author travels in search of fresh evidence.—Privy Council resume their examinations; prepare their report.—Proceedings