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Report about planned strikes by slaves


Letter from Governor General of St Kitts to Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, 10th July,1834. Report that slaves plan to resist the apprenticeship system and planned to strike from 1st August, the date when the new law came into effect. (Slaves who were freed under the Emancipation Act, were then forced to work as apprentices).The Governor General had gone around parishes on the island to explain the new system, but the slaves were not willing to listen. Speech enclosed with letter.From Papers Relative to Abolition of Slavery, Part II, 1833-35.

Date: 10th July 1834

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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