Not until 1775 do we find any legislation on the slave-trade.
But the compromise on the slave-trade had broken through this opposition.
By another act, America has consummated the long-delayed treaty with Great Britain for the suppression of the slave-trade.
Then the compromise on the slave-trade was fiercely attacked.
Moor (Francis) factor to the African company, his account of the slave-trade on the river Gambia, 111.
A more effective plea was that which referred to the slave-trade.
The attitude of the South toward the slave-trade changed pari passu with this development of the cotton trade.
One other remark is suggested by the agitation against the slave-trade.
The statesman felt it; it put new vigor into the despatches he wrote and the measures he devised with regard to the slave-trade.
He was one of the earliest opponents of the slave-trade and slavery.