A Vindication of a Loan of £15,000,000 to the West Indian Planters,
shewing that it may not only be lent with Perfect Safety, but with Immense Advantage both to the West Indians and the People of England.
First edition. Cropper was a merchant and philanthropist, great promoter of the cause of anti-slavery; the wealth generated by his successful trading company “enabled Cropper to engage in a number of religious and philanthropic activities. The focus of his attention was the campaign for the abolition of slavery in the West Indies, and he addressed William Wilberforce at an early stage in the anti-slavery agitation by sending him pamphlets with a high polemical content. Cropper was incensed not only by the inhumanity and injustice of slavery but also by its economic irrationality” (ODNB). Uncommon.
Octavo. 16pp. Unopened, unstitched. Title page somewhat stained, small piece torn from the corner, no loss of text, about very good.
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