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Abolition of Slavery in Jamaica
Below the image is the following caption: 'PROCESSION of the BAPTIST CHURCH and CONGREGATION in SPANISH TOWN under the Pastoral care of THE REVD. J. M. PHILLIPPO, with about 2000 Children of their schools and their Teachers, to the Government House on the 1st August 1838 - when they were received by His Excellency the Governor SIR LIONEL SMITH who after addressing them, read to them the PROCLAMATION of FREEDOM, amidst the hearty rejoicing of not less then 8000 persons, the majority of whom had previously attended Divine Worship, and who subsequently retired to their respective homes peaceful and happy. - The Governor - The Revd J.M. Phillippo and the Bishop are seen standing in front of the Portico thus representing the happy Union of Civil & Religious feeling on this joyful occasion.' Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.
- Image reference: F5884
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund