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ANTIGUA.

By the honorable Edward Byam, President of His Majesty's Council for the said Island of Antigua, and Deputy Ordinary of the same, &c. &c. &c.

LICENCE is hereby granted unto Mr. Thomas Branagan, to depart this Island, he having given bond with security, in the Secretary's office, as the law directs. This ticket to be in force ten days.

GIVEN under my Hand the Thirteenth Day of May, Anno Domini, 1797.

EDWARD BYAM.

Passed the Secretary's Office,

WILLIAM MATHEWS,

Dep. Sec❜ry.

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AWAKE
Depict the wars on Afric's crimson plain.

my muse, the sweet Columbian strain,

Sing how the poor, unhappy sable dames
Are violated at their rural games;
How Afric's sons surrounded with alarms,
Die in the cause of liberty, in arms;

How with their bloody scourge the Christians go
To Africa, dread ministers of woe;

How big with war their tilting dungeons ride,
Like floating castles o'er the yielding tide.
What pen can half their villainies record?
What tongue can count the slaughters of their sword?
Give me, my muse, your melancholy bard,

Give
me to paint their guilt and their reward.
Lo, help me now those monsters to decry,
Death on each cheek, and horror in each eye.
Ye sacred Nine! assist me to proclaim

The native virtues of the sable train,

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And grandeur of their own paternal plain.
Here fragrant fields, where rice luxurious grow,
And cornels blushing on the hawthorn glow;
Here the spontaneous and the pregnant vines,

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AVENIA.

BOOK I.

ANTIGUA.

By the honorable Edward Byam, President of His Majesty's Council for the said Island of Antigua, and Deputy Ordinary of the same, &c. &c. &c.

LICENCE is hereby granted unto Mr. Thomas Branagan, to depart this Island, he having given bond with security, in the Secretary's office, as the law directs. This ticket to be in force ten days.

GIVEN under my Hand the Thirteenth Day of May, Anno Domini, 1797.

EDWARD BYAM.

Passed the Secretary's Office,

WILLIAM MATHEWS,

Dep. Sec❜ry.

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