Originals, transcripts, and contemporary copies of documents relating to the government of various islands of the British
West Indies: Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Christopher, Nevis, Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, and others. Included are proclamations,
many pertaining to slaves and free Negroes. The documents have been grouped according to islands, and chronologically within
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must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft
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