Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
GREAT BRITAIN. A Copy of an Order of His Majesty . . . Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves into any of the Settlements . . . of America, or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered to His Majesty. Four pages folio, printed on three. London, 1805

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An interesting precursor to the 1807 ban, slipped into the Napoleonic War Acts passed in August of 1805. This act, while limited, helped prepare the way for the 1807 ban. Basically this order bears the same wording as the 1807 ban, but was limited to territories surrendered by France.