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Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement$
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Iain Whyte

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316968

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317057

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The Trials of the Governor

The Trials of the Governor

(p.72) 4 The Trials of the Governor
Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Zachary Macaulay as governor of Sierra Leone. It discusses Macaulay's problems with English missionaries Reverend John Clarke and Mr. Wilson, who opposed his pronouncement that marriages could only be legally conducted by those appointed by the Sierra Leone Company. The chapter describes his conflict with local rulers for his refusal to return slaves taking refuge in the colony and his refusal to implement quit-rents or the harshest of measures for rebellion. It also highlights Macaulay's launch of a Sunday school in his house, which represented for him a step in the direction of Christian education and training for the massive task of evangelising Africa.

Keywords:   Zachary Macaulay, governor, Sierra Leone, English missionaries, John Clarke, marriages, slaves, Sunday school, quit-rents, Christian education

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