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An act prohibiting slavery

An act prohibiting slavery

[message from the Executive to the House of Representatives of the Territory of Nebraska]

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Nebraska,
  • Federal government -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMessage from the Executive
    Series19th-century legal treatises -- no. 27027.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination15 p.
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16318373M
    OCLC/WorldCa18132672

    On 28 August , the Slavery Abolition Act was given Royal Assent and came into force on the following 1 August Its full bill title was ‘An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves; and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves’. Book/Printed Material An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight March 2, Approved.

    The act was a comprehensive attempt to close the slave trade. By passing the law in March, Congress gave all slave traders nine months to close down their operations in the United States. The ten sections of the act were designed to eliminate all American participation in the trade. Section 1 set the tone. After January 1, , it. The Abolition Act abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire, including British colonies in North America. The bill emancipates slaves in all British colonies and appropriates nearly $ million in today’s money to compensate slave owners for their losses. The new British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society calls the first World.

    The two bills were joined as one in the Senate, with the clause forbidding slavery in Missouri replaced by a measure prohibiting slavery in the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30′N lat. (the southern boundary of Missouri). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the Territories of the United States now existing, or which may at any time hereafter be formed or acquired by the United.


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