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Extract from a despatch

Missionaries explain new laws to the ex-slaves


Extract from a despatch to secretary of St Christopher’s government from the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, 6th September, 1834. Reporting on the efforts of the island’s missionaries to explain the new laws to the apprentices. (Slaves who were freed under the Emancipation Act, were then forced to work as apprentices). From Papers Relative to Abolition of Slavery, Part II, 1833-35.

Date: 6th September 1834

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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