Abolition of Slave Market in Turkey

April 9, 1847

From the New York Tribune and translated from Courier des Etats Unis   

“Last Saturday, the Sultan attended a session of the Supreme Council of Justice at the Porte. All the Ministers and high functionaries were present.  The Sultan then took the first step of a measure which cannot fail to excite great attention in Europe: he ordered the suppression of the Slave-Market.  This is not the abolition of Slavery, it is true, but it is the first step toward that end…… A Mussulman prince, the Bey of Tunis, has already proclaimed the entire abolition of Slavery throughout his territories….”