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Civilian letter, 4pp., written and signed by Robert Macduff to his cousin, Milton, August 29, 1861. In part, “Your supposition that we were of entirely different political views is quite correct. We read in our newspaper accounts from both the North and the South, which are always contradictory ... but laying aside all other parts of the Question, of which we cannot and will not judge, the Slavery of the South stands forth as such a glaring iniquity, that any civilized country, but more especially Britain - which put an end to slavery in her own colonies at such great expense, could not be, by any means, justified in giving her sympathy to any country ...” The British government abolished slavery in 1833. The Act provided for compensation for slave-owners.
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A British Citizen Comments on the American Civil War

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