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It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.

 
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Thomas Clarkson
Thomas Clarkson
  • Born: March 28, 1760
  • Died: September 26, 1846
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Activist

Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade (also known as the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade) and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves.

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