My name is Granville Sharp.. I believe, A toleration of slavery is, in effect, a toleration of inhumanity.
It would be dangerous to freeing all 15,000 enslaved black people in England.
Property rights takes precedence over human rights
This James Somerset Should be sent to Jamaica as a Slave!
slavery have no basis in natural law or in English law.
no law authorized slavery in England
Slavery is an Odious act!
The state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political, but only by positive law. Whatever inconveniences, therefore, may follow from the decision, I cannot say this case is allowed or approved by the law of England; and therefore the black must be discharged