Thomas Clarkson's An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species PDF

By Thomas Clarkson

ISBN-10: 0554020629

ISBN-13: 9780554020624

Because the topic of the next paintings has thankfully develop into of overdue a topick of dialog i will not commence the preface in a fashion extra passable to the emotions of the benevolent reader than through giving an account of these humane and necessary folks who've endeavoured to attract upon it that percentage of the publick consciousness which it has bought.

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In vain will they plead the antiquity of the custom: in vain will the honourable light, in which piracy was considered in the ages of barbarism, afford them an excuse. Impious and abandoned men! ye invade the liberties of those, who, (with respect to your impious selves) are in a state of nature, in a state of original dissociation, perfectly independent, perfectly free. It appears then, that the two orders of slaves, which have been mentioned in the history of the African servitude, “of those who are publickly seized by virtue of the authority of their prince; and of those, who are privately kidnapped by individuals,” are collected by means of violence and oppression; by means, repugnant to nature, the principles of government, and the common notions of equity, as established among men.

The learned Grotius, and others, have considered slavery as the just consequence of a private war, (supposing the war to be just and the opponents in a state of nature), upon the principles of reparation and punishment. ”— But, such a presumption is false. The right of capture was the only argument, that the ancients adduced in their defence. Hence Polybius; “What must they, (the Mantinenses) suffer, to receive the punishment they deserve? ” The truth is, that both the offending and the offended parties, whenever they were victorious, inflicted slavery alike.

With these terms they complied, and the war was finished. Thus then did the Romans make that distinction between private and publick war, which was necessary to be made, and which the argument is fallacious in not supposing. The treasury of the vanquished was marked as the means of reparation; and as this treasury was supplied, in a great measure, by the imposition of taxes, and was, wholly, the property of the publick, so the publick made the reparation that was due. The elephants also, and ships of war, which were marked as the means of punishment, were publick property; and as they were considerable instruments of security and defence to their possessors, and of annoyance to an enemy, so their loss, added to the restrictions of the treaty, operated as a great and publick punishment.

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