Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662630
Being engaged in trade, 
he had occasion 
to 
make 
a voyage to the West Indies, 
and left this young 
black to superintend the plantation in his absence. 
During 
his 
residence 
in 
Barbadoes, 
his 
feelings 
were greatly molested, and his principles shocked, 
HEQTOQS 
he saw the 
by the cruelties to which 
sub- 
jected 
in 
that 
island ; 
and 
the 
debasing 
effects 
VVCI'E 
forcibly 
contrasted 
in 
his 
mind, 
with 
the 
morals 
and 
intelligence of 
his own 
slave. 
Con- 
versing 
this 
subject 
with 
Doctor 
Gammon, 
W ho 
W38 
then 
at 
the 
head of 
of 
the community 
in 
Friends 
Barbacloes, 
the 
Doctor convinced him 
that it was contrary to the laws of God and Nature 
that any 
should 
retain 
his 
fellow 
creatures 
in 
slavery. 
This conviction 
could 
not 
rest 
long 
inactive 
in 
character 
framed 
like 
that of 
West. 
llis 
Qn 
re-tu rn 
America 
he 
gave 
the 
negro 
his 
freedom, 
and 
retained 
him 
RS3 
hir_ed 
servant. 
with doing 
Not satisfied 
good 
himself, 
he 
endeairoured 
to 
make 
others 
follow his example, 
and in 
short time 
his 
such 
had 
arguments 
2111 
efFec_t on his neighbours, that it was agreed to dis- 
CIISS 
Publicly 
the 
general 
question 
of 
Slavery.
        

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