156 LAW OF RETRIBUTION.
The inhabitants of Great Britain and the inhabitants of
the colonies seem to be almost equally guilty of oppression.
The colonies protest against the iniquity of the slave-
trade; but, nevertheless, continue to hold the poor
wretched slaves in a most detestable bondage ! Great Bri¬
tain, indeed, keeps no slaves, but publicly encourages the
slave trade, and contemptuously neglects or rejects every
petition or attempt of the colonists against that notorious