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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1818
|An Act in addition to "an act prohibiting the introduction of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from an after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight," and to repeal certain parts of the same
|20 April 1818
|Monroe, James (1758-1831)
|Passed by Congress and approved by the President. Outlines the ban on importing slaves, the forfeiture of ships built for such a purpose, and the penalties for involvement in the slave trade. The act being added to prohibited the importation of slaves as of 1 January 1808. The names of Henry Clay (Speaker of the House), John Gaillard (President of the Senate, pro tempore) and President James Monroe are printed at the end. The date is the day Monroe approved the act.
|Slavery Slave Trade African American History President Law Congress
|Monroe, James (1758-1831) Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Gaillard, John (1765-1826)
|Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Government & Politics; Law; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859