Minutes from the abolitionist committee

May 22 1787


At a Meeting held for the Purpose of taking the Slave Trade

into Consideration, it was resolved that the said Trade

was both impolitick and unjust.


Resolved, that Granville Sharp, Joseph Woods, Sam-

uel Hoare junior, William Dillwyn, George Harrison,

James Phillips, Richard Phillips, Thomas Clarkson,

Philip Sansom, John Lloyd, Joseph Hooper and John

Barton to be a Committee for procuring such Information

and Evidence, and for distributing Clarkson's Essay and

such other Publications, as may tend to the Abolition of

the Slave-Trade, and for directing the Application of

such monies, as are already, or may hereafter be col-

lected, for the above Purposes.


Resolved, that three members be a Quorum.


Resolved, that Samuel Hoare junior be appointed

Treasurer to the Society.


Resolved, that the Treasurer pay no money on Account

of this Society, but by Order of the Committee.


Resolved, that one hundred copies of these resolutions

be printed, with this addition, viz. The Subscripti-

-ons of such, as are disposed to contribute towards car-

-rying on the Design of this Institution, will be received

by the Treasurer, or any Member of the Committee.


Adjourned to Thursday Evening May the 24th at six



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