[Footnote A: None of the nine actions before mentioned ever came to a trial, but they were all compromised by paying sums to the injured parties.]
Labours of the commitee during the author’s journey—Quakers the first to notice its institution—General Baptists the next—Correspondence opened with American societies for Abolition—First individual who addressed the commitee was Mr. William Smith—Thanks voted to Ramsay—commitee prepares lists of persons to whom to send its publications—Barclay, Taylor, and Wedgwood elected members of the commitee—Letters from Brissot, and others—Granville Sharp elected chairman—Seal ordered to be engraved —Letters from different correspondents as they offered their services to the commitee.
The commitee, during my absence, had attended regularly at their posts. They had been both vigilant and industrious. They were, in short, the persons, who had been the means of raising the public spirit, which I had observed first at Manchester, and afterwards as I journeyed on. It will be proper, therefore, that I should now say something of their labours, and of the fruits of them. And if, in doing this, I should be more minute for a few pages than some would wish, I must apologize for myself by saying that there are others, who would be sorry to lose the knowledge of the particular manner in which the foundation was laid, and the superstructure advanced, of a work, which will make so brilliant an appearance in our history as that of the abolition of the Slave-trade.