Slave's Address to British Ladies

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					THE SLAVE’S ADDRESS TO BRITIS H LA DIES.

Natives of a land of glory,
Daughters of the good and brave,
Hear the injured Negro’s story,
Hear, and help the k neeling Slave.
Think, how nought but death can sever
Your lov’d children from your hold,
Still alive – but lost for ever –
Ours are parted, bought and sold!
Seize, then, ev’ry favouring season –
Scorning censure or applause;
JUS TICE, TRUTH, RE LIGION, REASON,
Are your LEADE RS in our cause!
Follow! – faithful, firm, confiding, -
Spread our wrongs from shore to shore;
Mercy’s God your efforts guiding,
Slavery shall be known no more.

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Resource courtesy of: Birmingham City Archives
Source: Female Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves Album
Donor Ref: MS 361221 IIR62

Transcription copyright holder: Revolutionary Players Project; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery