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Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846

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Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 273,659 / 804 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 447
Added to site: 2007.07.18
mnybks.net#: 17672
Genre: Travel
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the clerk, in charge of the Anti-Slavery Papers at the Foreign Office, is an old antiquated, superannuated being. In a word, these journals and Mr. Hume's pro-slavery clique, see no reason why Great Britain should not exhibit to this and succeeding ages, the most dreadful bad faith in the case of British abolition. They would have us say to the world:--"All our Anti-Slavery efforts, our Parliamentary enactments against Slavery, our huge blue books of published Anti-Slavery papers, our protocols and treaties with Foreign Powers, all, each, and singular, are one grand organized system of selfishness and hypocrisy." I know very well that, in general, foreigners give us no credit whatever for our anti-slavery feelings and public acts for the suppression of the Slave-Trade. This they have reiterated in my ears. And, how can they give us credit for sincerity in abolition, when our public men and public writers call for something like the re-enactment of the British Slave-Trade?--and, whilst our quondam champions o

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