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Collection Reference Number GLC05636.36
From Archive Folder Papers related to the Amistad mutiny 
Title Alanson Hamlin to William S. Holabird requesting information on the case against his client
Date 18 November 1835
Author Hamlin, Alanson (b. 1795)  
Recipient Holabird, William S.  
Document Type Correspondence; Legal document
Content Description Hamlin writes at the request of Ransom Clark Canfield of Bridgeport, who Holabird brought a case against for penalties under the United States Revenue Laws. Discusses Canfield's position, stating that he wishes to hear if and/or when Holabird plans on having the case tried. Relates that Canfield is "confident you have been deceived by others, as to the evidence which can be adduced against him; and that you will be satisfied, when the trials are over, if not before, that the prosecutions were without cause."
Subjects Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Law  Judiciary  
People Hamlin, Alanson (b. 1795)  Holabird, William S. (1794-1855)  Canfield, Ransom Clark (fl. 1816-1835)  
Place written Bridgeport, Connecticut
Theme Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Holabird was District Attorney for the State of Connecticut during the Amistad trial. Hamlin was Mayor of Bridgeport in 1838.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859