of Slavery in Pennsylvania
was the 225th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
1770 the legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
— the General Assembly —
had passed legislation prohibiting the
importation of slaves, but this was disallowed by the
Privy Council in London.
In 1701, when the General Assembly passed legislation imposing duty of £20 on
every slave imported —
thereby making it uneconomic to import slaves — the
legislation was again disallowed by London.
1780 the General Assembly enacted an Act to abolish slavery
in respect of people who were born in the future and
provided for the gradual abolition in respect of
copy of the early constitution of Vermont can be found
Avalon Project of the Yale Law School.
to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in the
Amendment to the Bill of Rights
to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in other
campaign against slavery
Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1846)
Trade Act 1807
Trade Act 1824
Trade Act 1843
Abolition Act 1833
to other pages dealing with slavery:
slavery still exist?