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FOR THE SOCIETY FOR THE MITIGATION AND GRADUAL ABOLITION OF

SLAVERY THROUGHOUT THE BRITISH DOMINIONS;

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AND SOLD BY J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY ;
AND J. AND A. ARCH, CORNHILL.

1825.

THE

SLAVE COLONIES,

&c. &c.

DURING the session of 1824, a number of papers were moved for in the House of Commons on the subject of Colonial Slavery. A few of these were presented and printed in the same session; but by far the most important were not produced till the following session, and were not printed and in the bands of Members till near its close, when it was too late to make any but a very partial use of them. As these papers are very voluminous, it has been judged advisable to form an abstract of them, with a view both to the convenience of Members of Parliament, and to the information of the public at large. A few observations and notes will be added, for the purpose of explanation, and in the hope of thereby rendering the abstract more intelligible and useful.

The following are the titles of the various papers which this analysis is intended to embrace. In order to avoid confusion, and promote brevity, a distinguishing letter is prefixed to each, which will be employed to designate it, whenever a reference to it becomes necessary.

A.-Papers presented to Parliament by his Majesty's command,

in explanation of the measures adopted by his Majesty's Government for the melioration of the condition of the Slave Population in his Majesty's possessions in the West Indies and on the continent of South America (in continuation of

the Papers presented in 1824). 1825. B.-Additional Papers presented to Parliament by his Majesty's

command, in explanation, &c. (in continuation of the Papers

presented this session). 1825. C.-Further Papers relating to Slaves in the West Indies; Demo

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