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C 9 1 fold with the fame forms * and folemnities as a horfe, or any other bead; except in Denmark, where a proclamation before a court of law was ordered to precede the fale . According to fuch principles, the fame cuftom was paid for an im- ported flave as for an ox, viz. a faiga, or a penny, if the Have was to be fold f. The flaves being chained together, were brought to market, and fold in lots, each lot containing a number of Haves, which number was very various and un- certain J. Thus Saint Elegius, bifhop of Noyons, bought often twenty, thirty, fifty, nay whole fhip loads in fuch lots, confiding of men, women, and children, from Germany, Britain, Italy, and the Levant §. Helmold beheld at once in the mar- ket at Micklinburgk no lefs than feven thoufand Danes expofed to fale ||. And at that time certain j merchants embraced only this branch of trade, which to them proved highly beneficial. Yet of all nations, none was more favage than the inhabitants of Verdun, who having emafculated the boys, fold them at an immer^f price to the * The forms are preferved in Marculfi Formulae, xxi. xii„ «[ Leges Scanicte, 1. vi. c. 5. f H. Goldafti Conftitutiones Imperiales, t. i. p. 210. | Will. Malmeibur. in vita St. Wulfllani. § Du Chefne Scriptor. Rer. Francicar, t. i. p. 628. || Helmoldi Chronic. Sclavor, libro ii. c. 12. Arabs,

An essay on the slave trade

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