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Bill of Exchange ‘Abolition of Slavery’

Slavery was abolished in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles in 1863. Perversly, not the slaves, but the slave owners received compensation from the Dutch state. Rietveld’s widow, Dorothea Elisabeth van Uytrecht de Veer, could exchange this note for 1600 guilders. It is signed by the
governor of Curaçao.