Bill of exchange of slaves - Ministry of the Colonies Suriname - 1863

Bill of exchange of slaves - Ministry of the Colonies Suriname - 1863
Historia colonial - Cantidad: 1 - Firmado - Carta autógrafa firmada (ALS)

Ministerie van Koloniën - promissory note - slaves - 1864
Colonial history - Quantity: 1 - Numbered edition - One leaf
Promissory note for the manumission of slaves in Suriname - signed 1864

Abolition of slavery, ‘Dienstjaar 1863’

Original promissory note, numbered 64, dated in ink February 1864, for the amount of ƒ 31825.00, a sum of ‘eenendertigduizendachthonderdvijfentwintig gulden’.
Paid to the heirs of Pieter Kerkhoven.
Signed at the bottom right “De Gouverneur der kolonie Suriname Reinhart Frans van Lansberge”.
Stamp of “Huis van Negotie Kerkhoven en Coutinho”.
53 slaves “Adrichem koffie”
136 slaves “Matappicakreek Katoen”

Very large amount, rarely offered.

On recto the embossed small seal of the Colony of Suriname.
Legal dues 16 guilders.
Has been folded. 14.7 × 27.8 cm.

The official abolition of slavery in the Dutch West Indies on 1 July 1863 would take place at government expense; the former slaves in Suriname would remain under state supervision for 10 years.
The slave owners were compensated in money, on average they would receive about 300 guilders per slave.
The names had to be mentioned on a “statement of declaration” that had to be submitted to the government office in Paramaribo.
In March 1863, so-called “verification commissions” toured the plantations and an inventory was drawn up, with the slaves first undergoing a medical examination (leprosy).
No compensation was paid for government slaves and slaves of the leper institute in Batavia.
The Maroons (previously freed slaves) were excluded from the emancipation arrangement.

With many notes and stamps, a very interesting historical document.
The pictures are part of the description.

Detalles del lote
Carta autógrafa firmada (ALS)
Número de libros
Historia colonial
Autor/ Ilustrador
Bill of exchange of slaves
Título del libro
Ministry of the Colonies Suriname
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
Edición numerada
Lengua original
ministerie van Koloniën
Página única
Número de páginas
14.7×27.8 cm
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