THE AFRICAN SQUADRON: ASHBURTON TREATY: Consular Sea Letters. Reviewed, in an address. Commander A. H. FOOTE, U S. N.

THE AFRICAN SQUADRON: ASHBURTON TREATY: Consular Sea Letters. Reviewed, in an address.

Philadelphia, (PA): William F. Geddes, Printer, Franklin Place, 1855. First edition. Original printed beige wrappers. 8vo. 16pp. One inch piece cut from top of front wrapper (perhaps removing name) not affecting printing. Discusses the treaty and the suppression of the slave trade because of the African Squadron: "A great country like this should not step backward in holy cause of benevolence. If we abrogate the treaty it will militate against American commercial interests, and lead to the revival of a traffic, from which, humanity turns with horror, Shall the United States whose flag has covered more slavers than those of England or France combined, be the first to abandon the treaty stipulation, and thus play a feeble if not a false part in the cause of humanity?" Item #65885

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