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Will not every British planter in America and West India Merchant in England grant, that the Negroe trade on the coast of Africa is the chief and fundamental support of the British Colonies and Plantations in America?  Should our most formidable rivals monopolize the African trade to themselves, will they not naturally furnish their own colonies with the best of the Negroes and suffer Englishmen to purchase their Refuse only and that too at an exorbitant rate?. . .

Is it not evident that there is not a man in this Kingdom, who in proportion to his rank in the Community does not more or less partake of the Benefits of the African Company's Forts and Castle in Africa?

The Importance of the African Company's Forts and Settlements Considered , London 1745