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ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF ANTIGUA, FROM 1725 TO 1760. VOL. II. WITH A COMPLETE INDEX TO BOTH VOLUMES
London: William Richardson and Samuel Clark, 1764. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Quite clean internally, very good. The laws of Antigua from 1725 to 1760, printed as a later continuation of the ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE CHARIBBEE LEEWARD ISLANDS..., published in 1734. This volume contains an index to the Leeward Islands laws, as well as to those laws printed here. Antigua, colonized by the British in the mid-17th century, served as a major sugar producer and hub for shipping in the West Indies. The laws include (among others) several acts passed concerning the military presence on the island, an act freeing two slaves, an act regulating the execution of slaves, and an act encouraging the importation of white servants. The American Revolutionary War caused a significant disruption in the sugar trade, and British sentiment against slavery further served to shift the economy of the island in the late 18th century. Only two copies in ESTC, at Harvard Law and the John Carter Brown Library. ESTC N503980.
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