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An Almanac For The Island Of Tobago- List Of The Number Of Slaves

An Almanac For The Island Of Tobago- List Of The Number Of Slaves

Author: Young, William

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Stowe 923

Item number: f.42

Length: 18.2

Width: 11.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from Sir William Young's 'Almanac for the island of Tobago in the year 1810.' Young was the Governor of the island from 1809 until his death in 1815. Here he has tabled the number of slaves in each parish for the years 1807 to 1809. From these figures it can be seen that the number of slaves on the island was slowly decreasing. In 1807 the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act had prohibited the transportation of slaves, which may account for this decrease. However, the act did nothing to improve the lot of the existing slave population who were to remain enslaved for nearly 30 more years.

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