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Extra slave compensation certificates

Extra slave compensation certificates


St Christopher Gazette and Caribbean Courier. Feb 20 1835.
Notice from the Registrar of Slaves, announcing the issue of duplicate compensation certificates, if needed.

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: Feb 20th, 1835

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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