In the conduct of the war the British government had displayed little skill, frittering away its forces Abolition on distant expeditions, instead of concentrating them of the in support of Prussia or Russia, and the chief title slave- to fame of the Ministry of all the Talents is that it trade, secured the passing of the bill for the abolition of the slave-trade (March 25, 1807).
The slave-trade is still alive in this district, and an overland route for slaves is believed to have been established through eastern Bassa to the Benue.
Particularly notable was his opposition to the compromises in regard to slavery and the slave-trade.
The slave-trade was immediately abolished, and the slave-market which was held at Bauchi, as in all Fula centres, was closed.
A Gothic monument commemorates Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), a powerful opponent of the slave-trade, and a native of the town.