The constitution of the New-Jersey Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery [electronic resource] : to which is annexed, extracts from a law of New-Jersey passed the 2d March, 1786, and supplement to the same, passed the 26th November, 1788
- Corporate Author:
- New-Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
- Burlington [N.J.] : Printed for the Society, by Isaac Neale, M,DCC,XCIII ..
- Physical Description:
- 16 pages ; 20 cm (8vo)
- Additional Creators:
- Neale, Isaac, 1767-1796
- Signatures: [A]€.
Three lines of quotation from the Declaration of Independence follow the title, and the constitution includes seventeen sections. Another state has the same quote in four lines and the constitution includes only nine sections (Accession no. 51993.O.5).
The law passed March 2, 1786 was: An Act to prevent the importation of slaves into the State of New-Jersey, and to authorise the manumission of them under certain restrictions and to prevent the abuse of slaves.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Philadelphia, Pa.: NewsBank, inc., 2014. Available via the World Wide Web. Access restricted to Readex Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia subscribers.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Evans 25891
Morsch, L.M. New Jersey, 198
Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 7071
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