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Fair Minutes Of The Committee For The Abolition Of The Slave Trade f. 3v

Fair Minutes Of The Committee For The Abolition Of The Slave Trade f. 3v

Author: Clarkson, Thomas

Medium: Print On Paper

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: Add. 21254

Item number: f. 3v

Length: 31.7

Width: 19.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

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Extract from the minute book of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, which was formed on 22 May, 1787, by 12 men: Granville Sharp, Joseph Woods, Samuel Hoare junior, William Dillwyn, George Harrison, James Phillips, Richard Phillips, Thomas Clarkson, Philip Sansom, John Lloyd, Joseph Hooper and John Barton. This extract documents their first meetings on the 22nd and 23rd May 1787. An act to abolish the slave trade was eventually passed in 1807.

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