An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose

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An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose
Names
Great Britain. Parliament (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1806-07-21
Place: London
Publisher: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 1 Folder 13
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Slave trade -- Great Britain
Slave trade -- Africa
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Sailing ships -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Colonies
Genres
Administrative acts
Notes
Content: Woodcut headpiece, incorporating royal arms with the mottos : "Dieu et mon droit" and "Honi soit qui mal y pense."
Physical Description
Extent: Disbound. 2 pages. 19x29 cm.
Description
This act forbids the employment of any new vessel in the slave trade, in response to a resolution by Fox. An important first step toward abolition.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 460678148
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18163932
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 741a7160-9d31-0133-de42-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1806: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1806-07-21. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2e84b800-d367-0133-02e3-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2e84b800-d367-0133-02e3-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1806-07-21). An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2e84b800-d367-0133-02e3-00505686a51c

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An act to prohibit for two years after the conclusion of the present session of Parliament: any ships to clear out from any port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa, for the purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such ships shall have been previously employed in the African trade, or contracted for, for that purpose