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GREAT number of PETITIONS* were presented,

praying for the A BOLITION of the SLAVE TRADE.

The Right Honourable H, DUNDAS presented one from the Inhabitants of the City of Edinburgh, and Sir WATKIN Lewes one from the Livery of London in Common Hall assembled.-Referred to the Committee on the Slave Trade.

Mr. WILBERFORCE moved that all the Evidence given on this Trade be referred to the Committee.--Ordered.

He then moved the Order of the Day, which was " the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole "House, to confider of the circumstances of the African 56. Slave Trade.”

The House resolved itself into a Committee accordingly, SIR WILLIAM Dolben in the Chair:

* The whole number of Petitgons presented to this Day, was Five Hundred and Eight.

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