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Official notice of counter claim

Official notice of counter claim


Notice of counter claim number 129. An official notice to Job Ede that a counter claim has been filed in Nevis for the compensation due on the slaves belonging to him.

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: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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