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Act for imposing a duty on the importation of slaves into Massachusetts (draft), [April 1767]

Act for imposing a duty on the importation of slaves into Massachusetts (draft), [April 1767]

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    This is a draft of an act for imposing a duty on the importation of slaves into Massachusetts, an attempt by legislators to curtail or eliminate the slave trade.  This was probably written some time in March 1767, to take effect from April 1767 to April 1768.  This act is very similar to a draft bill, [20 March] 1767.  (See the online presentation of the draft bill). 


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