Laws relative to slaves and servants, passed by the Legislature of New-York, March 31st, 1817
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Laws relative to slaves and servants, passed by the Legislature of New-York, March 31st, 1817 together with extracts from the laws of the United States respecting slaves by New York (State)

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Published by Printed by Samuel Wood & Son in New-York .
Written in English


  • Slavery -- Law and legislation -- New York (State),
  • Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States

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SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 41624
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15118693M

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Laws Relative to Slaves and Servants, Passed by the Legislature of New York, March 31st, Together with Extracts from the Laws of the United States Respecting Slaves. New York, 38 pp. 4. Constitution and Act of Incorporation of the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes, Unlawfully Held in Bondage. These age qualifications ensured that slaveholders would be compensated for their loss of property with the labor of their slaves’ most productive years. A further law, passed in , granted eventual freedom to slaves born prior to , but it delayed their emancipation for ten years. Slavery in New York State did not come to a complete legal end until July 4, The intervening years between the first gradual emancipation law . Fugitive Slave Law Act, February 12 , c. 7, § 4, 1 Stat. (Provided that any person who should harbor or conceal a fugitive after notice that he was a fugitive from labor should forfeit and pay to the claimant the sum of $, to be recovered by action of debt, saving also to the claimant his right of action for any damages sustained).   In Thompkins made a recommendation to the Legislature for an abolition of domestic slavery in the state. "This act, if passed, would take effect on July 4, In accordance with his proposition the Legislature passed an act on the 31st of March , and at the prescribed time slavery was ripped off the statue books of the state of New.

The people of these territories, according to the idea of "popular sovereignty," would decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery Congress passed a stronger Fugitive Slave Law to force Northerners to help return runaway slaves Slaves could no longer be bought or sold in Washington DC. Laws Affecting Blacks in Manhattan. Laws Affecting Blacks in Manhattan. The Dutch Period. Only Europeans were allowed to become skilled tradesmen, like carpenters or bricklayers. (The Dutch passed very few laws to control black people. Custom and unwritten rules mostly determined what blacks could and could not do.) The British Size: KB. Slave Laws in British Colonial New York, — As the population of enslaved Africans grew, colonial elites in New York passed laws to restrict the activities and movements of black residents. These laws were similar to laws passed in Virginia and Maryland, indicating that white fears of slave rebellion were widespread.   Letter presented from the Government of Massachusetts relative to the importation of, p ; a memorial on the subject of importation of, p - March 3, Senate 1st Session. Mr., New York, on slavery in the District of Columbia p Abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia pp, Slavery: 29 documents.

  In , the New York State Legislature passed a bill that became effective July 4, Under the provisions of the law, all slaves not previously covered by the gradual emancipation law of (e.g., slave parents) would qualify for gradual emancipation, and all slaves in the state would be free ten years later, on July 4, The body of laws governing the slaves in New York was From to a few restrictive laws were passed where-in slaves were legally classified with indentured servants. The enactment in of the "Act for Regulating Slaves" (New York, ), i, 8 Col. Laws, i, Laws Pertaining to Slaves and Servants, Virginia From William Waller Hening, editor. The statutes at large; being a collection of all the laws of Virginia, from the first session of the Legislature in the year , vol. 1. In , New York passed a Gradual Emancipation act that freed slave children born after July 4, , but indentured them until they were young adults. In a new law passed that would free slaves born before but not until By the census there were only 75 slaves in New York and the census listed no slaves in New York City.