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Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the suppression of the African slave trade

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Title
Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the suppression of the African slave trade
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1862-04-27
Place: London
Publisher: printed by Harrison and Sons
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 2 Folder 16
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Slave trade -- Africa
Diplomatic relations
Slave trade
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Africa
Great Britain
United States
Genres
Treaties
Notes
Ownership: Copy in SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 2 Folder 16 has ink markings of alternate page numbering system for document. NN
Physical Description
Extent: 7 pages. 20x32 cm.
Description
Signed in Washington April 7, 1862. The treaty, negotiated by Lord Lyons and Secretary of State Seward, sets forth conditions under which either nation may search any merchant vessels of the other which may “be suspected of being engaged in the African Slave Trade, or of having been fitted out for that purpose.” “All negroes who are found on board [such ships were] immediately set at liberty.”
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 6128883
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20845591
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e40fd080-9d31-0133-8f81-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1862: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the suppression of the African slave trade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862-04-27. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0e0d1140-b3db-0133-18d0-00505686d14e

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1862-04-27). Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the suppression of the African slave trade Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0e0d1140-b3db-0133-18d0-00505686d14e

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Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the suppression of the African slave trade