British Abolition Movement

Updated: 5/17/2021
British Abolition Movement

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British Abolition Movement

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  • 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