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Collection Reference Number GLC08946
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1818 
Title 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
Date 20 April 1818
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Slavery  Slave Trade  African American History  President  Law  Congress  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  Gaillard, John (1765-1826)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Government & Politics; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859