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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE E1/20
TitleLetter from Sir Alexander Johnston to Pratt: 22 Sep 1816: Colombo
Extent1 doc.
Date1816
DescriptionIs enclosing copies of correspondence of proceedings relating to emancipation of all children born of parents who were enslaved after 12 Aug;
20 Sept 1816: Colombo: includes copy of his letter to some missionaries which relates to proceedings in Colombo, Galle and Jaffna concerning emancipation of children; describes previous efforts, from the time of his appointment as Chief Justice in 1806, to effect emancipation by the advancement of the English system of trial by jury and the introduction of missionary work; need for education now that emancipation has been achieved.
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