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e invitation to the slaves to rise against their masters, the suggested insurrection, caused, says Bancroft, a thrill of indignation to run through Virginia, effacing all differences of party, and rousing one strong, impassioned purpose to drive away the insolent power by which it had been put forth. A contemporary annalist, adverting to the same proclamation, said: It was received with the greatest horror in all the colonies. The policy adopted by Dunmore, says Lawrence in his notes on Wheaton, of arming the slaves against their masters, was not pursued during the war of the Revolution; and when negoes were taken by the English, they were not considered otherwise than as property and plunder. Emancipation of slaves as a war measure has been severely condemned and denounced by the, most eminent publicists in Europe and the United States. The United States, in their diplomatic relations, have ever maintained, says the Northern authority just quoted, that slaves were private pro