CORRESPONDENCE WITH FOREIGN POWERS RELATIVE TO THE SLAVE TRADE. FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1841, INCLUSIVE. PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY, 1842. CLASS D.

London: William Clowes and Sons, 1842. xiii, [1 blank], 325, [1] pp. Bound in modern blue wrappers, with copy of title page laid down on front wrapper. Lacking half title, else Fine.

An indispensable primary source on England's efforts to stamp out the African slave trade. The many diplomatic exchanges are replete with information on the trade between Africa and the West Indies, Brazil, Cuba, and Central America. Details on vessels engaging in the illegal traffic are reported, with numerous lists of vessels, their flags, their captains, and numbers of slaves "imported" into western ports. The various disguises and artifices of the slave ships are discussed at length, and material on legal proceedings with respect to condemned vessels is recorded. Material on England's Treaty with Texas is printed, as well as information on slave trading by ships sailing under the American flag. Item #35484

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