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OBSERVATIONS,
OCCASIONED BY THE ATTEMPTS MADE IN ENGLAND

TO EFFECT THE ABOLITION

OF

THE

SLAVE TRADE;

SHE WING,
The Manner in which NEGROES are treated

'IN THE BRITISH COLONIES

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66 the beam that is in thine own eye?
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KINGSTON, JAMAICA, PRINTED,

LONDON :
REPRINTED AT THE Logographic Press,

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J. Walter, No. 169, opposite Bonn STREET, Piccadilly;
C. STALKER, STATIONER'S COURT, LÚDGATE STREET;
W. RICHARDSON,

THE ROYAL EXCHANCE,
M.DCC.LXXXIX.

AND

UNDER

[PRICE TWO SHILLINGS AND SLX-PENCE.]

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THE

'HE following pamphlet was originally printed

in Jamaica ; and the writer of it not being a candidate for the prize of literary fame, nor intending any thing more than to present the public with a fair account of the general treatment of the Negroes in that and the other British Sugar Colonies, did not think it necessary to affix bis name ; yet, baring no desire to conceal it, he avowed himself, and was well known, and declared by the printer to be the author.

Several copies of it were transmitted, not only by many of the principal planters to their friends and correspondents, but by the Honourable the Committee of both Houses of Legislature of the Island, appointed to correspond with their agent Stephen Fuller, E.fa.

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to distribute to such gentlemen in England, to whom he
might suppose the matters of information it contains
might be useful.

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The fanćtion thus given to it by gentlemen so perfeetly conversant in the subječt it treats of, and acquainted with the faets contained in it, will surely be considered, by every reasonable and dispassionate person, as an indisputable testimony to the truth of the author's assertions.

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The satisfa&tion which several gentlemen here have been pleased to say they received from it, and the many enquiries after it, bas induced the author to consent to the reprinting it with his name, in hopes that it may asist in disabusing the public, which has been most shamefully imposed on by the misrepresentation of perfons grossly ignorant of the British West-India properties and proprietors.

If it mould be asked, from what authorities the author has tcken bis account of the quantity of land, and number of negroes, in Jamaica, it may be answered, the quantity of land appears from the geographical account of the island, which is 150 miles long, and, upon an av erage, about 40 broad, as well as from Mr. Long's Hifiory of the Island. There is also

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