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|Some of the adoration of NBF can be accepted as a man who, unlike many, treated the slave in a manner approximating humane. Let us not forget, however, that he became wealthy in the legal business of selling people. I'm convinced that some of the stories of his kindness are genuine, and others are putting a pleasant face on his business. He was a businessman. He could scratch out a few more percentage points by improving the health of the slaves he put on the block. That's what businessmen do.