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Not against the abolition of slavery, but defending the compensation per slave
for the slave owners on the Dutch Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean

BELINFANTE, George.
Het eiland St. Martin, zijn toestand, uitzigten en goed regt, naar de jongste berigten.
The Hague, Brothers Belinfante, 1863. 8vo. Original decorated yellow wrappers. 38, [2] pp.
€ 850
Rare original and only edition of this pamphlet defending the integral compensation for slave-owners on the Dutch part of the Island of St. Martin (Sint Maarten) in the Caribbean after the abolition of slavery in 1863. Due to a misinterpretation - as Mr. Belinfante claims - of certain documents and facts from 1848 and following years, the government is ready to compensate the slave-owners on St. Martin with only fl. 36.-, instead of the fl. 200.- per slave in the rest of the Dutch possessions in the Caribbean and Surinam.
On pp. (1-2): a stock list of the publishers De Gebroeders Belinfante.
With a library stamp of the University Library, Groningen. Unopened. Somewhat frayed at the edges. OCLC 64604883.
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