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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT,
nations. I do not urge upon the Government any course that may involve the country in unpleasant relations with Russia ; but the opponents of the Resolution will be offering the worst possible apology for Russia, if they hold that she will not listen to the counsels of humanity. In this House frequent appeals have been made on behalf of suffering humanity in every part of the world; here the Slave Trade has been abolished; here the horrors of the Neapolitan dungeons have been exposed—[Mr. Gladstone : They were not brought before the House of Commons.]—here the Polish, atrocities have been denounced; here religious liberty has ever been effectively asserted; and the spirit of the House will be sadly changed if the present appeal, made in all honesty and without a trace of Party feeling, be rejected. It will be sad if the few words which I have ventured to address to the Government should be useless. I beg the House, therefore, to adopt the more generous course, and I would remind them of the words with which one who was renowned alike for eloquence and for political virtue ended his address on the Slave Trade—
"Hear this, ye Senates, hear the truth sublime,
He who allows oppression shares the crime."
The hon. Gentleman concluded by moving his Resolution.
APPENDIX C.
NOTES ON THE STATISTICS AND THE SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA.
By the Secretary of the Anglo-Jewish Association*
1. Number of Jews.—There were in 1875 in the 28 Governments where Jews are located the following areas of Jewish settlements:—
* The report, from which the present notes form an abstract, was submitted to the Meeting of the Council in the month of January.—A. Lowy.
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