Item #39813 HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, 18TH OF AUGUST, 1831. [FROM THE MIRROR OF PARLIAMENT, PART XCIV.] CASE OF LESCENE [sic] AND ESCOFFERY. Louis Celeste Lescesne, John Escoffery.

HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, 18TH OF AUGUST, 1831. [FROM THE MIRROR OF PARLIAMENT, PART XCIV.] CASE OF LESCENE [sic] AND ESCOFFERY.

[London: Printed for the Proprietors of the "Mirror of Parliament," 3, Abingdon Street, Westminster, 1831]. 16pp. Disbound. Caption title, as issued. Generous margins, occasional minor foxing. Very Good.

"Proceedings of a debate in the House of Commons led by Joseph Hume against the proposal for the British rather than the colonial government in Jamaica to pay financial compensation to Lecesne and Escoffery. Their case against deportation from Jamaica had been brought before the House of Commons in 1824 by Stephen Lushington, M.P., where the decision of the colonial government had been overturned" [description by Kings College, London].
British authorities on Jamaica had deemed Lescene and Escoffery, freemen of color, as dangerous aliens engaged in treasonable and subversive practices, particularly their participation with a committee seeking racial equality and allegedly promoting insurrection against British rule. The authorities banished the two men from Jamaica, triggering protests and years of litigation.
OCLC 681176601 [1- Kings College London] as of January 2024. Item #39813

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