An act to prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports

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An act to prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports
Names
Great Britain. Parliament (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1806-05-23
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 6
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Slave trade -- Colonies -- Great Britain
Slave-trade -- British colonies
Great Britain
West Indies
Genres
Administrative acts
Notes
Content: Engraved lion and unicorn seal of Great Britain at head of caption title.
Physical Description
Extent: Disbound. 7 pages. 19x29 cm.
Description
Prohibited the importation of slaves into all of Great Britain’s Islands, Colonies, Plantations, or Territories on the American continent or in the West Indies – especially to the colonies won by the British during the Revolutionary War.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 64758336
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20843747
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 464e2300-9d31-0133-a745-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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  • 1806: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
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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 prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1806-05-23. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a09655f0-c3bb-0133-aa65-00505686d14e

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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 prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a09655f0-c3bb-0133-aa65-00505686d14e

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1806-05-23). An act to prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a09655f0-c3bb-0133-aa65-00505686d14e

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An act to prevent the importation of slaves, by any of His Majesty's subjects, into any islands, colonies, plantations, or territories belonging to any foreign sovereign, state, or power; and also to render more effectual a certain order, made by His Majesty in council on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and five, for prohibiting the importation of slaves (except in certain cases), into any of the settlements, islands, colonies, or plantations on the continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty's arms during the present war; and to prevent the fitting out of foreign slave ships from British ports