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Negroes At Home

When Lord Byron was in Parliament, a petition setting forth, and calling

for redress for, the wretched state of the Irish peasantry, was one

evening presented to the House of Lords, and very coldly received. "Ah!"

said Lord Byron, "what a misfortune it was for the Irish that they were

not born black! they would then have had plenty of friends in both

Houses"--referring to the great interest at the time being taken by some

philanthropic members in the condition and future of the negroes in our

West Indian colonies.

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