HILL COOLIES.

A BRIEF

EXPOSURE

OF THE

DEPLORABLE CONDITION

OF THE

HILL COOLIES,

IN

BRITISH GUIANA AND MAURITIUS,

AND OF

THE NEFARIOUS MEANS BY WHICH THEY WERE
INDUCED TO RESORT TO THESE COLONIES





"Under the colour of a Bill for protecting the Indian labourers, it is

proposed to legalize the importation of them into the colonies." ******
"Hundreds of thousands of poor helpless women and children are now to be
abandoned to want, that the growth of sugar in the West Indies may not languish."
It is in vain to shut our eyes to the calamities which impend on India. It was in
this manner that the Slave-trade crept in, under the shadow of Parliamentary
regulation; a race was then begun between abuses and legislation, in which
legislation was always found to be in the rear. AND SO IT WILL BE WITH THE
COOLEY TRADE. We must tread the same circle; and, after years of the most
poignant misery, come to the same result, that in the case of the new, as of the old,
trade, THE ONLY PATH OF SAFETY LIES IN ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION."
Friend of India, Calcutta, 3rd Aug., 1839.






LONDON:
HARVEY AND DARTON, GRACECHURCH STREET.
BALL, ARNOLD AND CO., 31, PATERNOSTER ROW; HATCHARD AND SON,
187, PICCADILLY; AND AT THE OFFICE OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN
ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, 27, NEW BROAD STREET.


MDCCCXL.

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