Papers on the Easter Question

Papers on the Easter Question

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...memorable despatch, presented a memorial to Lord Palmerston on the subject of the Turkish slave trade. They showed that they were quite as much concerned for the fate of the victims of the African slave trade as they were for that of Circassian or Georgian slaves; for, on this branch of the question they thus addressed his lordship: --" In relation to the traffic in negroes--especially in lads of "tender years--from various parts of the interior of Africa, it is well "known that the principal demand for them is to supply the Turkish "markets; and the committee regret to find, by the returns of her "Majesty's Consuls and Vice-Consuls at Tripoli, Bengazi, Mour"zouk, Misurata, Massowah, Canea, Cairo, Erzeroum, &c, that the "trade is still prosecuted to a considerable extent; whilst to the "ordinary incentives which induce the slave-dealers to prosecute "their immoral traffic, the authorities of Constantinople hold out to "them a premium of fifty piastres per head to convey them to the "metropolis direct, instead of taking them to Tripoli or elsewhere for "trans-shipment." This aspect of the question, instead of having passed into the background, now more than ever demands the attention of the great Powers. A lapse of twenty years has materially aggravated the evil for which the Anti-Slavery Society, after the Crimean War, vainly sought a remedy. Mr. Joseph Cooper, hon. secretary of the society, in his recent excellent pamphlet, "Turkey and Egypt, Past and Present, in Relation to Africa," estimates that the number of negroes annually taken from Africa, chiefly for the supply of Turkey and Egypt, is over 70,000, but that for every slave who reaches his more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236964381
  • 9781236964380