Slave Rebellion, Jamaica, 1832

Description

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).

Source

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

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

PRO-5

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Jamaica

Citation

"Slave Rebellion, Jamaica, 1832", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1233
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).
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