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Notice of Act for Abolition of Slavery

Notice of Act for the Abolition of Slavery


London Gazette , January – March 1834.
Notice of Act for the Abolition of Slavery and what it means from 1st Aug 1834. The notices says that all registered slaves six years and older, shall become apprenticed labourers.That slaves are freed and discahrged from all manner of slavery and that slavery will be abolished utterly . £20 million is to be paid in compensation to slave owners.

The slave owners and their supporters accepted the loss of their property (slaves) in return for compensation (money) from the government. Slave owners in Bristol received over £500,000 (worth about £25 million today); a vast sum at that time.

Date: Fri Mar 2nd, 1834

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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