Analysis of the Jamaica Acts to Carry into Effect the Act for Abolishing Slavery [caption title]

[London]: (Printed by John Stevens, 153, Fleet Street), (1835?). First separate edition (?), first published in the "Quarterly Review," No. 58 (December, 1823), p. 485, under the authorship of "a Barrister". Folio. 3 pp. "The principle of the Act for the abolition of slavery is, that the negro shall be in all respects a freeman, except the gratuitous service which he is bound, as a apprentice, to render for a time to his former owner … for forty-five hours in the week, and to certain civil disabilities for public offices, which were considered incompatible with his dependent condition … but, in fact, he remains an 'emancipated prisoner' on the plantation to which he is attached, substantially liable to the same punishments, and laboring under the same capacities as heretofore … he cannot quit the estate … he cannot dance with his children … he cannot complain to the magistrate … he remains destitute of nearly every right." We have found no bibliographical record for a separate printing. Some splits at fold, statement concerning first publication inked through, now with loss, taking most of a line on verso. Disbound, folded for inclusion in a pamphlet or as part of a larger published report. (8693). Item #61613

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