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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers related to the Amistad mutiny
|Andrew T. Judson to William S. Holabird suggesting a previous case that might offer precedent for the Amistad one
|10 November 1839
|Judson, Andrew T. (Andrew Thompson) (1784-1853)
|Holabird, William S.
|Judson, who presided over the district (and circuit) court proceedings of the Amistad, informs Holabird that he has not yet heard from President Martin Van Buren or Secretary of State John Forsyth regarding the case. Suggests Holabird review a similar case, "10th Wheaten 133. The Plattsburgh." Writes "That is a Late case, long since the Spanish Decree of 1817, and yet it turns wholly on the question of fitting out in the U. S. or Cuba. If in the U. S. she was rightfully condemned but if in Spain a restoration is the admitted course. Such seems to me to be the argument in that case..."
|Amistad African American History Slavery Slave Trade Slave Rebellion Africa Mutiny Maritime Law President Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Prisoner Judiciary Latin and South America Caribbean
|Judson, Andrew Thompson (1784-1853) Holabird, William S. (1794-1855) Forsyth, John (1780-1841) Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)
|Law; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Naval & Maritime; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Holabird served as U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut 1834-1841.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859