Amistad - Federal court records record example

    Amistad - Federal court records

    Records: 746 · Complete: 100%

    The Spanish schooner "Amistad" was seized by the US Navy in 1839. It was transporting slaves, which were illegal cargo at that time. District and circuit court records considered claims of salvage by the ship's owners and officers, by the US Navy, and by the Queen of Spain. These claims go to the core of the abolition movement, and show the workings of the courts and the thinking of the times.

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    List of Expenses
    List of Expenses
    From the Court Decision
    From the Court Decision
    Page 4, Docket Book 1816-1841 vol. 4
    Page 4, Docket Book 1816-1841 vol. 4

    Source Information

    "Records Relating to the Various Cases Involving the Spanish Schooner AMISTAD, 1815-1858" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/4/amistad-federal-court-records: accessed May 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Amistad - Federal court records
    Total Records
    746 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1753
    Record Group
    21
    Published on Fold3
    23 Feb 2007
    Last Updated
    23 Feb 2007
    Description
    NARA M1753. Court records pertaining to the claims of salvage for the Spanish schooner "Amistad," seized in 1839 by the US Navy.