feb 15, 1804 - Abolition of Slavery
in New Jersey
By passing the "Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery" on February 15th, New Jersey is the last northern state to abolish slavery. As the title of the act indicates though it provides a gradual process for abolition.
(Here is a link to an electronic copy of the document: http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/slavery/acts/A78.html)
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