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  1. Title page of The Speech of the Right Honourable William Pitt, on a Motion for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, in the House of Commons, on Monday the Second of April, 1792 (London : Printed by Jems Phillips, 1792) Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy to the Boston Medical Library, 1921

  2. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, who was Pitt's Secretary of State for War, instructed Sir Adam Williamson, the lieutenant-governor of Jamaica, to sign an agreement with representatives of the French colonists that promised to restore the ancien regime, slavery and discrimination against mixed-race colonists, a move that drew criticism from ...

  3. The Society's campaigning led the Prime Minister, William Pitt, to order an investigation into the slave trade. He also asked William Wilberforce to begin a debate in the House of Commons on the issue. [4]

    • An Act to regulate, for a limited Time, the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa
  4. Hace 1 día · William Pitt talks to the House of Commons about the French Declaration of Wars The Prime Minister William Pitt had been a supporter of abolition, but the war with France changed his views.

  5. He was out of power for most of his career and became well known for his attacks on the government, such as those on Walpole 's corruption in the 1730s, Hanoverian subsidies in the 1740s, peace with France in the 1760s, and the uncompromising policy towards the American colonies in the 1770s. [2]

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  6. 24 de may. de 2023 · William Pitt, the Younger, (born May 28, 1759, Hayes, Kent, England—died January 23, 1806, London), British prime minister (1783–1801, 1804–06) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. He had considerable influence in strengthening the office of the prime minister.

  7. 7 de may. de 2023 · William Pitt, the Elder, also called (from 1766) 1st Earl of Chatham, Viscount Pitt of Burton-Pynsent, byname The Great Commoner, (born November 15, 1708, London—died May 11, 1778, Hayes, Kent, England), British statesman, twice virtual prime minister (1756–61, 1766–68), who secured the transformation of his country into an imperial power.

  8. Speech of William Pitt on the abolition of the slave trade. Creator Pitt, William, 1759-1806. Source The speech of the right honourable William Pitt, on a motion for the abolition of the slave trade, in the House of Commons, on Monday the second of April, 1792. Publisher London : Printed by James Phillips. Date Created 1792. Format text Extent

  9. "This Abominable Traffic" : Physicians on Slavery. William Pitt on Abolition. A Sale of Slaves; Slaves in the West Indies. Magdeleine of Martinique; Instruments of Slavery; Medical Care of Slaves. Advice to Planters; The Care of Slaves in the West Indies; A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery; Mapping Slavery in America; A Census of Slaves and ...

  10. 1 de may. de 2019 · The speech of the Right Honourable William Pitt, on a motion for the abolition of the slave trade : in the House of Commons, on Monday the second of April, 1792 : Pitt, William, 1759-1806 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive.

  11. The outbreak of the Seven Years’ War gave Pitt his supreme opportunity for statesmanship. The war began with heavy losses and considerable confusion of policy. The popular demand for Pitt became irresistible, and he declared, “I am sure I can save this country, and nobody else can.”

  12. Pitt was a British politician who had a fierce opposition to slavery and the slave trade, but due to his intentions of becoming Prime Minister, needed to remain neutral on the subject. In enters William Wilberforce, a politician, a Member of Parliament, and most importantly a friend and ally of Pitt.

  13. William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812).