In 1788, the Abolition of Slavery in the English Colonies began when a bill limiting the number of slaves carried on each ship passed, by the British House of Commons. From 1792-1799 bills were introduced & it wasn’t until 1807 that a Bill was passed to abolish slavery. Slaves throughout the British Colonies were all freed by 1834. That same year, leaders of the Abolitionist Movement, principally Quakers, issued this Copper Token which was widely circulated to promote the cause.
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