The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, The African
work so wholly devoid of literary merit; but, as the production of
an unlettered African, who is actuated by the hope of becoming an
instrument towards the relief of his suffering countrymen, I trust
that such a man, pleading in such a cause, will be acquitted of
boldness and presumption.
May the God of heaven inspire your hearts with peculiar
benevolence on that important day when the question of Abolition
is to be discussed, when thousands, in consequence of your
Determination, are to look for Happiness or Misery!
I am, My Lords and Gentlemen, Your
most obedient, And devoted humble servant, Olaudah
Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa.
Union-Street, Mary-le-bone, March 24, 1789.
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