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Notice; counter claims forms

Notice; counter claims forms


St Christopher Gazette and Caribbean Courier. Mar 20th 1835.
Notice from The Office of the Auxiliary Commissioners of Compensation, that counter claim forms for compensation will be issued until 1st May 1835(?).

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: Mar 20 1835

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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