An act for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa

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Title
An act for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa
Names
Great Britain. Parliament (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1798-06-28
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 4
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Sailing ships -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Colonies
Africa
Genres
Administrative acts
Notes
Content: Woodcut headpiece (royal arms).
Physical Description
Extent: Sewn as issued. 8 pages. 20x32 cm.
Description
The act regulated the number of slaves permitted on each ship. A journal had to be kept and a surgeon deployed on each voyage, among other rules. Includes also the articles of agreement of the crew regarding wages and daily victuals.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 352927642
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18060525
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a719600-9d31-0133-f752-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1798: 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 for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1798-06-28. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa481700-c3b7-0133-4d5d-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 for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa481700-c3b7-0133-4d5d-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1798-06-28). An act for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/aa481700-c3b7-0133-4d5d-00505686a51c

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An act for regulating, until the first day of August 1799, the shipping and carrying of slaves in British vessels from the coast of Africa