Published 1774. On the web site of the Univ. of Manchester Library. Methodist
Archives and Research Centre. Primary....texts.
The Univ. of Manchester Library web editor writes -
"John Wesley widely distributed this tract in England and America
under his own name. Actually it is an abridgement of Some Historical
Accounts of Guinea, published in Philadelphia in 1771 by Anthony
Benezet, an American Quaker. According to Albert Outler, this
type of literary "borrowing" was seen by Wesley and this 18th century
colleagues as a form of endorsement not plagiarism.[Outler, Albert C.
John Wesley (New York: Oxford University Press, 1964), pp. 85-86n.]"