1800-1859 | Flogging | Guyana | Slavery

Priest – slaves surviving on raw plantains – perpetually flogged

17 November 1821 In 1817, the London Missionary Society sent John Smith to Demerara (now part of Guyana),  with instructions to preach the word of God at a small chapel at Le Resouvenir. The posting was situated in an area where hundreds of slaves were employed on the surrounding coffee, cotton and sugar plantations. In one…