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hing—cannot reverse the irreversible law of God—cannot make him wicked who hunts a slave on the burning sands of Congo or Guinea, and make him virtuous who hunts a slave in the colder streets of Boston or New York.
Nor can any acuteness of reason ditinguish between the bill of sale from the kidnapper, by which the unhappy African was originally transferred in Congo or Guinea, and the certificate of the Commissioner, by which, when once again in Freedom, he was reduced anew to bondage.
The acts back as 1646, shows her sensibility on this subject.
A Boston ship had brought home two negroes, seized on the coast of Guinea.
Thus spoke Massachusetts:
The General Court, conceiving themselves bound by the first opportunity to bear witnessawfully taken, be, by the first opportunity, at the charge of the country, for the present, sent to his native country of Guinea, and a letter with him of the indignation of the Court thereabout and justice thereof.
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