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West India Colonies: Coloured Population. Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 21st March 1826; for A Return of the Coloured Population in Each of the West India Colonies, as Taken in 1820, and at the Last Census; Distinguish
[London]: Ordered by the House of Commons, 1827.. Pamphlet, tall folio, stitched, removed, 10 pp. Partially disbound, but held by stitching, some separation of pages, some browning, aging and a little chipping at the edges; otherwise very good. As the extended title suggests, this pamphlet illustrates the number of slaves from free men between 1820 and 1826 of the various colonies including Antigua, Bahamas, Grenada, Honduras, Tortola and Trinidad. The census was to include Jamaica, but no reliable information was available for that island. Reflecting growing anti-slavery sentiment in England, most colonies surveyed seemed to show a decline in the number of slaves or an increase in the number of "Free Coloured." For Example, on the island of Dominica the number of salves decreased by 1.318 between 1820 and 1826, which translates into an almost 10% decline.
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