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Thomas Clarkson - Quotes

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We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour. ---->>>

It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free. ---->>>

Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition. ---->>>

Mankind have their local attachments. They have a particular regard for the spot, in which they were born and nurtured. ---->>>

When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling. ---->>>

Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?

Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?

Most of the slaves, who were thus unconditionally freed, returned without any solicitation to their former masters, to serve them, at stated wages; as free men. The work, which they now did, was found to better done than before. ---->>>

There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: March 28, 1760
Birthplace: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Die: September 26, 1846
Occupation: Activist
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Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846) was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade (also known as the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade) and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves (wikipedia)