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AMERICA,

ITS REALITIES AND RESOURCES:

COMPRISING

IMPORTANT DETAILS

CONNECTED WITH THE

PRESENT SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL,
AND FINANCIAL STATE OK THE COUNTRY.

LAWS AND CUSTOMS,

TOGETHER WITH

A REVIEW OF THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATKS THAT LED TO
THE WAR OP 181•2, AND PEACE OF 1814-THE "RIGHT OF SEARCH,"

THE TEXAS AND OREGON QUESTIONS,

ETC. ETC.

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LONDON:
T. C. NEWBY, 72, MORTIMER STREET,

CAVENDISH SQUARE.

1846.

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AMERICA.

CHAPTER I.

Slavery in the United States—its continuance in direct violation of the principles of the United States Constitution—Supported by the Federal Government—The internal Slave trade of America—The breeding and rearing of Slaves for exportation —The power of the United States to abolish Slavery within the district of Columbia—Action of the United States Congress in relation thereto—The abrogation of the right of petition as to slavery—Disgraceful exhibition in the House of Representatives—Threat of a dissolution of the Union—Effort of America to enforce a new principle of international law, as to Slaves and slave property—Case of the Brig Enterprise— also the Creole—Outrage on the Charleston Post-office—Subsequent disgraceful proceedings of the United States Government —The enquiry of who, or what it the Government of the United States.

"The Americans, in their conduct towards their slaves, are traitors to the cause of human liberty, foul detractors of the democratic principle, and blasphemers of the great and sacred name they pretend to recognise."—O'Connell.

The Slave trade of America, that most prolific source of unmitigated evil, and just cause of national reproach, has within the few last years

VOL. II. A

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