Coerced and Unpaid Labor Cease in the British Colonies

Latest English News. Up to the 13th August {1832}.

The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal

5 January 1833

Parliament has voted 57,000 to idemnify such of the Planters in the Crown Colonies as may have suffered any loss by the adoption of the New Order in Council.

Mr. Hume said, if the Ministry would bring forward any sound plan for the Abolition of the accursed System of Negro Slavery, he and the country would not object to an annual grant of 57,000 or of any sum for Indemnification or for Compensation!

This seemed to express the general feeling of the House.

Lord Howick defended the Order in Council on this simple ground, "that in two or three Colonies where if provisions had been in force for five or six years no claims for idemnification had been sent; in fact those Colonies had gained by the new system".

From all we have lately seen on this subject we are inclined to believe that slavery, in its present form that is, coerced and unpaid labor, will cease to be known in the British Colonies before the expiration of 1833.