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HONOURED OF GOD

AND VENERATED BY MAN AS THE PROMPTER OF BRITISH HUMANITY,

AND THE ORIGINATOR OF BRITISH EFFORT

ON BEHALF OF THE OPPRESSED NEGRO RACE;

WHO,
FOR A SERIES OF NEARLY THREESCORE YEARS, HAS MAINTAINED

A COURSE OF ZEALOUS, SELF-DENYING,
AND INDEFATIGABLE LABOUR IN THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY;

AND WHO HAS BEEN SPARED

TO WITNESS THE SUCCESS OF HIS LA BOURS,

AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLORIOUS TRIUMPH OF THAT

RIGHTEOUS CAUSE:

TO JOSEPH STURGE, ESQ.

WHOSE HONEST MENTAL ACUMEN, CONJOINED WITH AN HEROIC SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPIC ENTERPRISE,

AND AN UNCOMPROMISING FIDELITY,
HAS STIMULATED HIM TO A LABORIOUS PERSONAL INVESTIGATION

AND A FEARLESS DISCLOSURE
OF THE AGGRAVATED HORRORS OF REAL SLAVERY
UNDER THE NEW AND SPECIOUS NAME OF APPRENTICESHIP;

WHICH,
BY ONCE MORE ROUSING THE PUBLIC, SPIRIT OF GENEROUS INDIGNATION,

LED ON, UNDER DIVINE PROVIDENCE, TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS WORK OF EXTIRPATING SLAVERY FROM THE BRITISH DOMINIONS :

AND

TO ALL WHO, IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SPHERES, WHETHER IN THE SENATE, ON THE PLATFORM, FROM THE PRESS,

OR IN THE PRIVATE CIRCLE, HAVE ADVOCATED AND AIDED THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND HUMANITY IN THE GREAT STRUGGLE WITH OPPRESSION AND CRUELTY,

This Enlarged Edition

OF THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AND ITS ABOLITION

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

EYTHORNE, KENT,

June 8, 1839.

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