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Newspaper extract, compensation claims

Newspaper extract, compensation claims


Newspaper extract from The London Gazette. Notice to potential claimants about making claims for compensation following abolition.

The Abolition, or end, of slavery happened in 1834.
The slave owners and their supporters accepted the loss of their property (slaves) in return for compensation (money) from the government. £20 million was paid to slave owners by the British government, as compensation for this loss. Slave owners in Bristol received over £500,000 (worth about £25 million today); a vast sum at that time.

Date: 15 July 1834

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