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deciding which alternative she ought to take: I declare at once, better be without the islands than not abolish the slave-trade. Let us, therefore, this night, act the part which will do us honor; let us vote for bringing in a bill for the abolition. I declare, that whether we vote in a small minority, or a large one, we never will give up the point: whether in this house, or out of this house; in whatever situation I may ever be; as long as I have a voice to speak, this question shall never be at an end. Even if all those who are engaged in this question were to be removed away, there never would be wanting men alive to their duty, who would cry out for justice, who would maintain a perpetual struggle, till this trade should be done away. We who think that these things are not merely impolitic, but inhuman and unjust, that they are not of the nature of trade, but that they are crimes, pollutions which stain the honor of a country; we, sir, will never relax our efforts. We wish to prevent man from preying upon man; and we must do our duty, let the world think of us as they may: and I possess the fullest confidence that our perseverance will ensure success. -------------------------------------------- A SERIOUS MEDITATION: OR; A CHRISTIAN'S DUTY BRIEFLY SET FORTH. ----------------- THERE is nothing that I ought to wish for so much, as to have my heart clean in the sight of God, so that after I die, my soul may be happy for ever. But how may I secure to myself this blessing? By performing, with the assistance of his grace, my duty to him, my duty to my neighbour, and my duty to myself. My duty to God is, to love, honor, and fear him, as my Maker, my Governor, and my Judge; remembering that he knows all my thoughts, and sees all my most secret actions. I must accept every dispensation of his Providence with thankfulness. I must also keep his commandments, and pray to him to pardon and bless me for the sake of Jesus Christ, who died to save the souls of all