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Resource Date: 1791

Number: 33

Record Office: The Library of the Religious Society of Friends

Record Office Location Number: Tract Box L176 /37

Description:
Handbill produced by James Wright of Haverhill, announcing that he would no longer be selling sugar produced by enslaved people.

Handbill produced by James Wright of Haverhill regarding slave produced sugar

Transcript:

JAMES WRIGHT

OF HAVERHILL

Being impressed with a sense of the unparalleled SUFFERINGS of our FELLOW-CREATURES, the AFRICAN SLAVES in the WEST-INDIA ISLANDS, and also with the abominable Means practiced in procuring them, and towards them after they are procured; the Accounts of the Robberies, Murders, burning of Towns, stirring up and exciting the Natives to make War and Depredations on each other, in order to obtain Captives to sell to European Traders in the Human Species; and also the extreme Cruelties and unchristian Treatment that is exercised towards them after captivated, and on Board the Slave Ships, with the Brandings, Whippings, and cruel Torturings that are inflicted after their Arrival at the Place of Destination, the mere Recital of which is shocking to...
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