Accordingly, on the 9th of May, 1788, May 9, M r . Pitt brought forward a motion, " That 1 7 8 8

" the House should, early in the ensuing " Session, take into consideration the cir-" cumstances of the Slave Trade, as com-" plained of in the petitions presented to the " House ; and what may be fit to be done " thereupon."