ABSTRACT

M r . Fox also quoted M r . Pitt's speech of 1791, already referred to, combating the argument that the abolition would ruin the West India Colonies. " It was a speech," said M r . Fox, " not less remarkable for splendid " eloquence than for solid sense and convine-" ing reasoning, supported by calculations " founded on facts, and conclusions drawn " from premises as correctly as i f they had " been mathematical propositions, all tending " to prove that, instead of the West Indies " suffering an injury, they would derive a " material benefit from the abolition of the " Slave Trade." M r . Fox, after giving his opinion ofthat speech of M r . Pitt, " called on " the friends of this great man to show their " respect for his memory by their votes'' The resolution of M r . Fox was carried in the House of Commons by a majority of nine votes.