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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 91

21. Facts and Observations relative to the Participation of American Citizens in the African Slave Trade. Published by Direction of a Meeting Representing the Religious Society of Friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, &c. (Philadelphia: Joseph & William Kite, 1841). (36 p.)

History of the African Slave Trade in the United States. The pamphlet concludes with these remarks. “The documents from which the preceding accounts are extracted not only prove that up to a very recent date, an active and extensive traffic in slaves has been prosecuted, in which foreigners and American citizens are engaged; that the traffic involves a fearful destruction of human life in every stage of its progress; and the perjury and fraud, as well as cruelty, pervade this system of complicated wickedness; but they afford reason to fear, that the government of the United States has failed to exercise its proper influence towards arresting this appalling evil.”