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Collection Reference Number GLC06138
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1840 
Title Africans taken in the Amistad: congressional document, containing the correspondence, & c., in relation to the captured Africans
Date 1840
Author United States. Congress. Senate.  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description 26th, 1st Session: 1840. This is a reprint by the New York Anti-Slavery Depository. A note inside the cover explains that there were no copies of this Congressional document available in Washington. Contains statements and correspondence from John Forsyth (Secretary of State 1834-1841), William S. Holabird (District Attorney for the State of Connecticut during the Amistad case), A. Calderon de la Barca (envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Spain) and various others involved in the Amistad case.
Subjects Amistad  African American History  Slave Trade  Slavery  Rebellion  Mutiny  Law  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Prisoner  
People Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)  Forsyth, John (1780-1841)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Law; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859