Slave Rebellion, Jamaica, 1832

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This record was last updated on 23 Feb 2016

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The National Archives, London (formerly, Public Record Office), CO 137/181.

Dated Montego Bay, 2 January 1832, this poster or hand bill is an open letter to slave insurrectionists from the British military commander offering pardons to those who participated, provided they were not in leadership positions. This item was most probably printed in Jamaica, though it contains no imprint data. The proclamation is briefly discussed in Mary Turner, Slaves and Missionaries (University of Illinois Press, 1982), p. 16 (thanks to Gad Heuman).