Rescuing many millions of Africans

[The Slave Trade is a] generous disinterested exertion of benevolence and philanthropy, which has been the principal means of heaping wealth and honours on the Europeans and Americans, and rescuing many millions of Africans, as brands from the fire, and even compelling them to the enjoyment of a more refined state of happiness, than the partiality of fate has assigned them in their native state.
~ Anonymous (1773)