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An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans

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Published: 1836
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,403 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 2,892
Added to site: 2009.03.03
mnybks.net#: 23600
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ompelled to carry heavy bales of merchandise; suffering with hunger and thirst; worn down with fatigue; and often leaving their bones to whiten in the desert. A large troop of slaves, taken by the Sultan of Fezzan, died in the desert for want of food. In some places, travellers meet with fifty or sixty skeletons in a day, of which the largest proportion were no doubt slaves, on their way to European markets. Sometimes the poor creatures refuse to go a step further, and even the lacerating whip cannot goad them on; in such cases, they become the prey of wild beasts, more merciful than white men.

Those who arrive at the seacoast, are in a state of desperation and despair. Their purchasers are so well aware of this, and so fearful of the consequences, that they set sail in the night, lest the negroes should know when they depart from their native shores.

And here the scene becomes almost too harrowing to dwell upon. But we must not allow our nerves to be more tender than our consciences. The poor w

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