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Abolition Campaigns
Bibliothèque Nationale de France. British Library. Friends House Library, London.
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Nantes Word Slave Trade Abolition France Quakers London Committee Meeting
This third Quaker pamphlet addressed to the French nation on the slave trade recognises recent efforts of the French government to stop the trade. However, it describes the recent departure of 30 slave ships from Nantes (according to the correspondence of the British ambassador in Paris) as dishonourable to the French national character, and calls on the French to put a complete end to the slave trade: "as the defenders of oppressed Africa, and in this capacity, to demand the inalienable rights of its inhabitants and the entire abolition of the trade" (6). The pamphlet refers to recent campaigns against slavery in the British colonies, as proof that France was not being targeted for political reasons.
French language publication, based on a speech to the London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends) Total Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery Committee, 4 January 1825.