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2 “ In 1500, the generous Isabella commanded the liberation of the Indians held in bondage in her European possessions. Yet her native benevolence extended not to the Moors, whose valor had been punished by slavery, nor to the Africans; and even her compassion for the New World was but a transient feeling, which relieves the miserable who are in sight, not the deliberation of a just principle.” --Bancroft's Hist. U. S., vol. i., p. 128.
4 “ Even the voluptuous Leo X. declared that ‘not the Christian religion only, but nature herself’ cries out against the state of Slavery. And Paul III., in two separate briefs, imprecated a curse on the Europeans who would enslave Indians, or any other class of men.” --Ibid., p. 172.Tunis, to attack the pirates of the Barbary States, and to emancipate Christian slaves in Africa, he gave an open, legal sanction to the African slave-trade.” --Ibid., p. 170.
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