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Notice; where and when claims received

Notice; where and when claims received


St Christopher Gazette and Caribbean Courier. Feb 20 1835.
Notice of the Office of the Assistant Commissioners of Compensation regarding claims for compensation being paid to slave owners.

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 20 1835

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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