Slaves, Berbice and Demerara [electronic resource] : the minutes of evidence taken before His Majesty's Privy Council, in the matter of the Berbice and Demerara manumission Order in Council.

Great Britain. Privy Council [Browse]
[London : s.n., 1828]
83 p. ; 33 cm.


Related name
Slavery, abolition & social justice. [More in this series]
Summary note
Testimony from proprietors of estates and slaves in Berbice and Demerara, at hearings to determine methods to compensate slave owners should emancipation occur. The hearings examined in detail factors affecting a slave's value, such as physical strength, mental acquirements, character, type of work in which the slave engaged.
  • "Council Office, 7th March 1828"
  • "Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 18 April 1828"
  • "Return to an address of the honourable the House of Commons, dated 6th March 1828"
  • At foot of cover: 261.
  • Cover title.
  • Submitted by C.C. Greville.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2013 (Slavery, abolition & social justice)
Location of originals
Wilberforce House Museum
Other title(s)
Minutes of evidence before Privy Council on Demerara and Berbice manumission
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