Abolition of the Slave Trade

Newspaper report of an abolition campaign meeting held at Freemasons' Hall on June 17, 1814 to protest the Treaty of Paris, which allowed the French slave trade to recommence for five more years. The meeting resolved to petition Parliament for firmer action on abolition in the forthcoming European peace negotiations. A need for sensibilisation of the French public on the issue of the slave trade was also resolved: "to diffuse authentic information, and excite just sentiments".

Article published Saturday June 18, 1814.

  • Date : 1814
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  • Classification : Article
  • Place of publication : London
  • Publisher : The Morning Chronicle
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Abolition Campaigns
  • Source : British Library Newspapers
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  • Key words : Article Abolition France Slave Trade Paris Treaty Meeting Campaign Petition

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