Captive African Slaves: Letter from the Secretary of State, in Reply to, A Resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 2d Instant, in Relation to Certain African Captives, Seized in the harbor of Pensacola.

Washington, (DC): Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1826. First edition, 19th Congress, 1st Session, Ho. of Reps Doc. No. 126. 8vo. 3 pp. Clay reports that all information on the situation requested by the House of Representatives has been forwarded to them by the President (John Quincy Adams). In 1818, the United States seized the schooners "Constitution," "Merino," and "Louisa" and their cargo of 84 slaves being transported from Havana, Cuba, to Pensacola, Florida, two Spanish territories; Americans were involved in an ownership dispute, however, and the case dragged on for years, as possible violations of the U.S. slave anti-importation laws were considered. Disbound pamphlet. Original printed self-wrapper. (8510). Item #61603

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