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  1. Nov 2021
    1. Trampling Oppression and his iron rod: Such is the vow I take — SO HELP ME GOD!

      Begging God to release the slaves and treat them kindly, William wants the "chains" to be released from Africa. (can be read as wanting slavery to stop)

    2. and thus publicly to ask pardon of my God, of my country, and of my brethren the poor slaves,

      William himself considers slaves as normal people. He can see that the treatment of them is horrid

    3. Assenting to the “self-evident truth” maintained in the American Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,”

      Self evident truth might be referring to the Bible.. "All men were created equal" But slaves were treated with no respect what so ever