John Smith (missionary)

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John Smith (1790–1824) was a missionary whose experiences in the West Indies attracted the attention of the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce.wikipedia
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Demerara rebellion of 1823

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In the morning of 18 August 1823, in what is known as the 'Demerara rebellion of 1823', about ten to twelve thousand slaves drawn from plantations on the East Coast of the Demerara colony rebelled, under the belief that their masters were concealing news of the slaves' emancipation.
Its English pastor, John Smith, was implicated.

London Missionary Society

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Smith arrived in Demerara under the auspices of the London Missionary Society on 23 February 1817.

William Arrindell

In his trial he was defended by William Arrindell.
Arrindell worked as barrister in Georgetown and in 1824, he defended John Smith in his trial.

Quamina

Quamina Gladstone
When Wray was sent to nearby Berbice in 1816, his replacement John Smith was equally impressed by Quamina's qualities.

Jack Gladstone

He had taken Susanna, a slave on "Le Resouvenir" who was on Rev. Smith's congregation, to his wife.

Missionary

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John Smith (1790–1824) was a missionary whose experiences in the West Indies attracted the attention of the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce.

West Indies

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John Smith (1790–1824) was a missionary whose experiences in the West Indies attracted the attention of the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce.

William Wilberforce

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John Smith (1790–1824) was a missionary whose experiences in the West Indies attracted the attention of the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce.

Abolitionism

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His case, and news of the enormous size of the uprising and the brutal loss of African life, caused a great awakening in England, strengthening the abolitionist cause which eventually succeeded in British territories worldwide in 1838.

Demerara

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Smith arrived in Demerara under the auspices of the London Missionary Society on 23 February 1817.

List of abolitionists

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