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IN AMERICA,

AND ITS RELATION TO THE HISTORY OF
SLAWERY AND TO

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H A R PER & B R OTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
FRANKLIN S QUARE.

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MY DEAR FRIEND, DEDICATE this book to you, because it is based upon “The Conquerors of the New World and their Bondsmen,” which I dedicated to you several years ago. Finding that, for the completeness of the work, it required to be more developed, I have been obliged to extend its plan and to enlarge its form. I need hardly dwell upon the difficulty of my enterprise, and the labor which, for many a weary year, it has entailed upon me. I feel, however, that the more it has cost me, with the greater confidence I can dedicate it to you, who will not look so much upon the result, whether successful or unsuccessful, as upon the expense of life and energy which it represents. If the work should afford the least aid or enlightenment to those who would legislate wisely upon matters connected with slavery or colonization, neither you nor I shall regret any labor that has been expended upon it. At the time of my former dedication you were Vicechancellor of Cambridge, and I had the additional

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