Autograph letter, signed, in French, from Jean Baptiste de Lubersac, Bishop of Chartres, to Thomas Clarkson, from Paris

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Acknowledges a parcel sent by the letter. He describes the importance of the example given by Clarkson's efforts, as wielding a moral force superior to that inculcated by principles alone. He comments on the importance of the personal interests of those concerned in advancing a great cause, and the hypocrisy of a motion for the freedom of Negroes being put before the National Assembly, which is preoccupied with its own ideas of liberty.

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