Declares slavery extinct in Brazil
Presidency of the Republic
Deputy Director for Legal Affairs
LAW No. 3,353, OF MAY 13, 1888.
Declares slavery extinct in Brazil.
The Imperial Princess Regent, in the name of His Majesty the Emperor, D. Pedro II, informs all the subjects of the Empire that the General Assembly decreed and sanctioned the following law:
Art. 1: Slavery in Brazil has been declared extinct since the date of this law.
Art. 2: Any provisions to the contrary are revoked.
Therefore, it orders all authorities, to whom the knowledge and execution of the said Law belongs, to comply with it, and ensure that it is complied with and kept as fully as it contains.
The Secretary of State for Agriculture, Commerce and Public Works and acting for Foreign Affairs, Bachelor Rodrigo Augusto da Silva, from the Council of His Majesty the Emperor, has it printed, published and published.
Given at the Palace of Rio de Janeiro, on May 13, 1888, the 67th anniversary of Independence and Empire.
Imperial Princess Regent.
RODRIGO AUGUSTO DA SILVA
This text does not replace the one published in CLBR, from 1888
Letter of law, by which Your Imperial Highness orders the execution of the Decree of the General Assembly, which it was appropriate to sanction, declaring slavery extinct in Brazil, as stated in it.
For Your Imperial Highness to see.
Main Chancellery of the Empire.– Antonio Ferreira Vianna.
Transited on May 13, 1888.- José Júlio de Albuquerque