The publication of the abolitionist literature in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

“The same European nations whose laws authorize the slavery of blacks would look upon that of the whites as a crime. This contradiction makes it unnecessary to prove that slavery can never be legitimate, that never a man can ever be the property of another man.”
Antoine Caritat de Condorcet – Réflexion sur l'esclavage des Nègres published in 1781 in Switzerland.