Bedouin Musician, African Slave, and a Muslim Woman in Street Dress, Cairo, 1800s
It is certainly true, and perfectly natural, that these Jacobins are all friendly to Abolition; and it is no less true and natural that this operates to the injury of our cause.
I am myself persuaded that the war with France, which lasted so many years and occasioned such an expense of blood and treasure, would never have taken place but for Mr Dundas's influence with Mr Pitt and his persuasion that we should be able with ease and promptitude, at a small expense of men and money, to take the French West Indian Islands.
The good lord who created the sun which gives us light from above, who rouses the sea and makes the thunder roar – listen well, all of you – this god, hidden in the cloud, watches us. He sees all the white man does... But this god who is so good orders revenge! He will direct our hands; he will aid us. Throw away the image of the god of the whites who thirsts for our teats and listen to the voice of liberty which speaks in the hearts of all of us.
Representatives of the French people, until now we have decreed liberty as egotists for ourselves. But today we proclaim universal liberty... Pitt and his plots are done for. France, until now cheated of her glory, repossesses it be- fore the eyes of an astonished Europe.
Oh me good friend Mr Wilberforce mek me free... Bukra in this country no mek we free! Wa negro fe do? Take force wid force!
decided in favour of the Slave without a dissenting Voice, by a numerous and enlightened Assembly, who exultingly expressed their Desire of hearing of another Sable nation freeing itself by the Dagger... Several gentlemen declared their readiness to assist.