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Auction: 21041 - The "Dubois" Collection of Jamaica Postal History and Stamps - Part II
Lot: 38

The Post Town Straight Line Handstamps
1762 (30 Apr.) entire letter (central vertical crease) from Kingston "By the St. Michael, Capt Buller Q.D.C" to London, rated "5" and with Bishop mark (10.9) on reverse; interesting contents include "The Martial Law and Embargo continued here from the 26th January to the 12th. Instant and has been of worst consequence to this Island than an invasion of French and Spaniards, our estates have been left without white people and no supplies of any kind could be sent them"

Note: The most important slave revolts first broke out at a plant in northern St. Mary, their leader was a Coromanti (gold slave) known as "Tacky". He was eventually tracked down by parties of maroons, who were obliged to assist the British under the terms of their peace treaty

Dick Hemmings, March 2014

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