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OF

SL A V E R Y

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Bourne

Is there not some chosen curse
Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man
Who gains his fortune from the blood of souls.

CowPER

Middletown, Con..

EDWIN HUNT

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ENTERED according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1834, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York

THIS

PICTURE

OF

AMERICAN SLAVERY

IS INSCRIBED

TO EVERY

MEMBER OF THE

Anti-Slavery Societies,

AND TO

ALL OTHER PHILANTHROPISTS

WHO ARE OPPOSED TO

MA N-STEALING,

BY THEIR

Faithful Coadjutor,

GEORGE BOURNE. THE ENGRAVINGS.

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PAGE. 1. TITLE PAGE.-A Woman exchanged for a Ram and Sheep,

110 2. Selling Females by the pound,

88 3. Family amalgamation among the Men-stealers,

91 4. A Slave Plantation,

94 5. Flogging American Women,

95 6. Ladies whipping Girls, .

109 7. Exchanging Citizens for Horses,

. 106 8. Auction at Richmond,

111 9. Kidnapping,

. 120 10. Torturing American Citizens,

129 11. Tanning a Boy,

145

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EXORDIUM.

WHERE is the charter found to sanctify
Despotic, base, unqualified control,
O'er strength and will, by man enthroned o'er man:
In Revelation's code you find it not,
Nor in Creation's multifarious laws.
The will of Heaven, when unrevealed by Christ,
Or by the sacred organs of his word,
Is sought and found in the primeval light,
Which Nature sheds through her expanded spheres.
But when with Gospel-day this light combines,
The Fool who doubts, who asks for clearer proof
Must hood-wink'd be indeed, and darkness love,
That such resistless evidence obtains,
To evince Demoniac Slavery's turpitude,
With all the powers of brightest Truth appears,
To the impartial mind that views each source,
Whence the full streams of testimony flow,
Each text of Sacred Writ enjoining love,
Affection, justice, mercy, meekness, peace,
And piety, establishes this truth,
That Slavery contravenes the law of God!

Point to me the man
Who will not lift his voice against the trade
In human souls and blood, and I pronounce,
That he nor loves his country nor his God.
Is he a Christian, then, who holds in bonds
His brethren; cramps the vigour of their minds;
Usurps entire dominion o'er their wills,
Bars from their souls the light of moral day,
The image of the great Eternal Spirit
Obliterating thence ? Before your God,
Whose holy eye prevades the secret depths
Of every heart, do you who hold inthrallid
Your fellow-being's liberty believe
That you are guiltless of a DAMNING CRIME ?

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