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Title
An act for better regulating the manner of carrying slaves, in British vessels, from the coast of Africa
Names
Great Britain. Parliament (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1799
Place: London
Publisher: printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 1 Folder 1
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Great Britain
Africa
Genres
Administrative acts
Physical Description
Extent: Disbound. 8-pages. 19x31 cm.
Description
Stipulates that all vessels must have painted on their stern the words “Allowed to carry slaves” along with the number they are permitted to carry. Dimensions of the vessels are specified, with fines for overcrowding. London, Liverpool, and Bristol are designated the only slave ports.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 166229306
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20843738
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21c16bb0-9d31-0133-2a84-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1799: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1799). An act for better regulating the manner of carrying slaves, in British vessels, from the coast of Africa Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2f5e7700-c391-0133-c3f3-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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An act for better regulating the manner of carrying slaves, in British vessels, from the coast of Africa