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The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793)

 
 
The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker
Inscription.  Inspired by the abolitionist sentiment emerging in the late 18th century, Lieutenant-Governor J.G. Simcoe made Upper Canada the first British territory to legislate against slavery, which had defined the conditions of life for most people of African ancestry in Canada since the early 17th century. The Act of 1793 did not free a single slave, but prevented their importation and freed the future children of slaves at age twenty-five. Faced with growing opposition in the colonies, slavery declined. The Imperial Act of 1833 finally abolished slavery in the British territories in 1834.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 43° 15.127′ N, 79° 5.059′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Mississagua Street just north of John Street West, on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is located in the burial ground on the east
The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker
View of the historical marker and grave yard looking northeast along Mississauga Street.
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side of Mississauga Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 494 Missassagua Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Negro Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 (approx. half a kilometer away); Action at Butler's Farm (approx. half a kilometer away); Niagara Land Purchases (approx. one kilometer away); Memorial Hall, 1906 (approx. one kilometer away); Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (approx. one kilometer away); The Canada Constellation (approx. one kilometer away); Niagara District Court House / Le palais de justice du district de Niagara (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. Act Against Slavery. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery. This is a link to information provided by Wikisource. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker
View of the historical marker (lower right of picture) and the grave yard.
The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2022