Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 31 in a series – Slavery and the Slave Trade

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“It is not slavery that is so bad as the slave trade,” Jefferson countered, sticking to the subject. “The slave trade as an execrable commerce, an assemblage of horrors, cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life & liberties.”

“I believe that to be true of slavery as well,” said Filippo gently. “Not merely of the trade.”

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