Jean D’Espagne on Africans enslaving their children

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Here is an interesting observation from a French Huguenot minister:

It is known that there are people in Africa who even unto this day do make traffic of their own Children, and do sell them for Slaves, never expecting to see them again; It is the great Mart they make, and Nations, at a great distance, do resort unto it. We shall find it manifest in the tenth of Genesis both by the names and the description of those places where the sons of Noah did after the Deluge make their first plantations, hat these Barbarians who did sell their Children to be perpetual vassals were descended from Cham, nay even from Canaan of whom it was prophesied, that he should be the Servant of the Servants of his Brothers[.]

It is wonderful indeed that this malediction having constantly continued through the Traverse of so many Ages, should so unhappily descend even to our days, and to fulfil this malediction that this unnatural people should deprive themselves of that which ought to be most precious to them, selling their Children, their own bowels, to labour in the bowels of the Earth, and to live in a slavery worse than death. ...

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