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Title
Slavery Abolition Act: order in council relative to the abolition of slavery in the colonies (Jamaica)
Names
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1834-03
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 3 Folder 24
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Jamaica
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Jamaica
Slavery -- Law and legislation
Slaves -- emancipation
Great Britain
Jamaica
Genres
Administrative acts
Physical Description
Extent: 1 page. 20x32 cm.
Description
British government document, for the abolition of slavery in the Colonies. The act contains a provision that all slaves above the age of six were to present themselves for apprenticeship. The crown also set aside twenty million pounds to compensate the slave owners, who could retain their workforce for a modest sum. "Copy of Order in council, declaring that adequate and satisfactory provision has been made by law, in the island of Jamaica, for giving effect to an Act of Parliament ... for the abolition of slavery in the colonies ... At the Court of Saint James's, the 19th of March 1834"; signed: C.C. Greville.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 30825604
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20848719
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 57c454c0-9d32-0133-6ba6-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1834: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Slavery Abolition Act: order in council relative to the abolition of slavery in the colonies (Jamaica)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1834-03. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1f6c2a00-b3fa-0133-61ed-00505686d14e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Slavery Abolition Act: order in council relative to the abolition of slavery in the colonies (Jamaica)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1f6c2a00-b3fa-0133-61ed-00505686d14e

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1834-03). Slavery Abolition Act: order in council relative to the abolition of slavery in the colonies (Jamaica) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1f6c2a00-b3fa-0133-61ed-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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Slavery Abolition Act: order in council relative to the abolition of slavery in the colonies (Jamaica)