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The Mansfield Declaration

Newspaper Report of the Somerset court case


Newspaper report of Lord Mansfield’s finding in the Somerset court case. He declared that it was illegal for a slave to be forced out of England by their owner, back to the plantations, against their will. He carefully avoided ruling on whether slavery was legal or not in England.

Creator: Felix Farley's Bristol Journal

Date: June 27 1772

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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