"IF THERE WERE NO CONSUMERS
OF SLAVE—PRODUCE THERE
WOULD BE NO SLAVES.
Can we employ another in the commis¬
sion of robbery, share the profits with
him, and yet be innocent of the crime we
induced him to commit, by the glittering
bribe we offerd for the commission?
It is clear to the comprehension of
those who will take the trouble to exam¬
ine the subject, that the northern mer¬
chant who purchases the cotton, sugar and
rice of the southern planter—the proud
and haughty planter, the task master
who plies the gory lash to the lacerated
back of the toiling slave, to extract the
greatest possible amount of labor,—the
auctioneer who cries his human wares m
the market, and who sells these helpless
victims of cupidity like oxen in the
shambles; yea, even the heartless, mur¬
derous slave-trader, are each and all of
them, only so many agents, employed by
and for the consumer in extracting and
transferring to him the products of the
unrequited toil, of the poor down trodden
Let the consumer of slave produce ask
himself, if he can advance a single argu¬
ment in favour of his self-indulgence,
which might not be offered with equal
force by the slaveholder.
E. Harris, Printer.