Abolition of Colonial Slavery
18 August 1834
By the William Lockerby and Lyra, we have received English newspapers to the 28th of March, the contents of which are generally uninteresting; the following are extracts; London, March 25, 1834. In the House of Lords last night ....
The Marquis of Lansdowne laid on the table an Order in Council for carrying into effect in the Island of Jamaica the provisions of the act of last session for the abolition of colonial slavery.
The noble Marquis said he was happy to state that Government had received authentic accounts of good effects produced by the measure in that important colony, and expressed his belief that the measure will be found to have effected a more beneficial change in the state of society there, than has ever before been brought about in any place.