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FREE FIGURES AND SLAVE.
Under this heading.we propose to introduce the remainder of the more important statistics of the Free and of the Slave States ;—especially those that relate to Commerce, Manufactures, Internal Improvements, Education and Religion. Originally it was our intention to devote a separate chapter to each of the industrial and moral interests above-named: but other considerations have so greatly encroached on our space, that we are compelled to modify our design. To the thoughtful and discriminating reader, however, the chief statistics which follow will be none the less interesting for not being the subjects of annotations.
At present, all we ask of pro-slavery men, no matter in what part of the world they may reside, is to look these figures fairly in the face. We wish them to do it, in the first instance, not on the platforms of public debate, where the exercise of eloquence is too often characterized by violent passion and subterfuge, but in their own private apartments, where no eye save that of the All-seeing One will rest upon them, and where, in considering the relations which they sustain to the past, the present, and the future, an opportunity will be afforded them of securing that most valuable of all possessions attainable on earth, a conscience void of offence toward God and man.
Each separate table or particular compilation of statistics will afford food for at least an hour's profitable reflection; indeed, the more these figures are studied, and the better they are understood, the sooner will the author's object be accomplished,—the sooner will the genius of Universal Liberty dispel the dark clouds of slavery.
TABLE NO. XXVI.
TONNAGE, EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF TUE FREE STATES 1855.
TABLE NO. XXVII.
TONNAGE, EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF TIIE SLAVE STATES 1855.
TABLE NO. XXVIII.
PRODUCT OF MANUFACTURES IS THE FREE STATES 1850.
New Hampshire.. .
TABLE NO. XXIX.
PRODUCT OF MANUFACTURES IN THE SLAVE STATES 1850.