Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[January 4, 1855?]

1434- A portaguse [sic] captain, on the coast of Guinea, seizes a few Affrican lads, and sells them in the South of Spain.

1501-2-3. Slaves are carried from Africa to the Spanish colonies in America.

1516-17 Charles 5th. of Spain gives encouragement to the African Slave trade.

1562- John Hawkins carries slaves to the British West Indies.

Page  2991620 A dut[c]h ship carries a cargo of African slaves to Virginia.

1626- Slaves introduced into New-York.

1630 to 41. Slaves introduced into Massachusetts.

1776. The period of our revolution, there were about 600-000 slaves in the colonies; and there are now in the U.S. about 31/4 millions.

Soto, the catholic confessor of Charles 5. opposed Slavery and the Slave trade from the beginning; and, in 1543, procured from the King some amelioration of its rigors.

The American colonies, from the beginning, appealed to the British crown, against the Slave trade; but without success.

1727- Quakers begin to agitate for the abolition of Slavery within their own denomination

1751- Quakers succeed in abolishing Slavery within their own denomination.

1787- Congress, under the confederation, passes an Ordinance forbidding Slavery to go to the North Western Teritory.

1808- Congress, under the constitution, abolishes the Slave trade, and declares it piracy.

1776. to 1800- Slavery abolished in all the States North of Maryland and Virginia.

All the while- Individual conscience at work.

1816- Colonization Society is organized---it's direct object---history---and present prospects of success. Its colateral objects---Suppression of Slave trade---commerce---civilization and religion.

Objects of this meeting. [2]