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[HORTON, R. Wilmot.]

The West India Question Practically Considered.

London, John Murray, 1826 Stock Code: 129895
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First edition, written in response to James Stephen's England Enslaved by her Own Slave Colonies, published the same year, which argued that England should end the privileges of the West Indian planters. Instead, Horton supports a full investigation of the state of the slaves before any anti-slavery legislation is undertaken, and argues that the planters should be fully compensated for any change. Horton (1784-1841), politician and colonial governor, was a prolific pamphleteer on political questions. He later supervised the final abolition of slavery in Ceylon despite his reservations here.

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Description

Octavo (193 x 128 mm). Disbound.

Condition

Scattered foxing, else very good.

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