The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) eBook

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CHAPTER XI History of the preceding classes, and of their junction, shown by means of a map.

    Chapter XII Author endeavours to do away the charge of
    ostentation in consequence of becoming so conspicuous in this
    work.

CHAPTER XIII Proceedings of the Committee; Emancipation declared to be no part of its object.—­Wrongs of Africa by Mr. Roscoe.

    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 of African
    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 XXI Further labours of the Committee to February, 1788.—­List of new Correspondents.

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
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