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Slave Trade Act 1843

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IIWhat Persons are designated by the Term Slaves.

And be it declared and enacted, That all Persons holden in Servitude as Pledges for Debt, and commonly called " Pawns," or by whatsoever other Name they may be called or known, shall, for the Purposes of the said consolidated Slave Trade Act, and of an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies, for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves, and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves, and of this present Act, be deemed and construed to be Slaves or Persons intended to be dealt with as Slaves.

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