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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 109

2. Extracts and Observations on the Foreign Slave Trade. Published by the Committee Appointed by the Yearly Meeting of Friends Held in Philadelphia in 1839, on the Subject of Slavery (Philadelphia: J. Richards, 1839). (12 p.)

Indictment of the African slave trade. A contributor to the pamphlet estimates that fourteen slaves die for every ten that reach Cuba or Brazil alive. He observes that this mortality results from five causes: “1. The original seizure of the slaves. 2. The march to the coast, and detention there. 3. The middle passage. 4. The sufferings after capture, and after landing. And 5. The initiation into slavery, or the ‘seasoning,’ as it is termed by the planters.”