An Address to the Members of the New Parliament, on the Proceedings of the Colonial Department,
in furtherance of the resolutions of the House of Commons of the 15th May 1823 "for ameliorating the condition of the Slave Population in his majesty's colonies;" and on the only course that ought now to be pursued by his majesty's government.London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826 Stock Code: 129894
First edition. The anonymous work, pro-slavery and fearful of abolition, advocates a parliamentary resolution declaring that further investigations be made before any changes affecting the planters' interests are made, and that their current rights be protected. It argues that the slaves would cease to work if freed and that the properties would fall into decay.
Octavo (194 x 123 mm). Disbound.
Foxing to a few leaves, small nick to p. 11, a little closely cropped at head, else a very good copy.
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