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Extract from despatch

Poll-tax imposed on apprentices in St Lucia


Extract from despatch from Earl of Aberdeen to Lieutenant Governor of St Lucia, 8th April, 1835. Regarding the probable banning of a local poll-tax imposed on the apprentices and the reasons for not allowing it. (Slaves were freed under the Emancipation Act, but were then forced to work as apprentices). From Papers Relative to Abolition of Slavery, Part II, 1833-35.

Date: 8th April 1835

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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