AN ACT FOR REGULATING, UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF AUGUST ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE, THE SHIPPING AND CARRYING OF SLAVES IN BRITISH VESSELS FROM THE COAST OF AFRICA. [28TH JUNE 1798.].

[London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printer's to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1798]. Folio. Disbound, pages [805]-820, as issued. Very Good.

This detailed law, an important step in England's final abolition of the African slave trade, regulates the maximum number of slaves that such ships may carry; requires the keeping of meticulous records, the provision of written Declarations to Customs Officers, mortality records; imposes bonds and penalties; requires surgeons' inspections; regulates living quarters for the slaves.
ESTC N60199 [2- Cornell, Lincoln's Inn]. OCLC 352927642 [1- NYPL], 64758335 [2- Cornell, Northwestern] as of December 2018. Item #34069

Price: $1,000.00

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