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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Example Records

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//title/4/amistad-federal-court-records: accessed February 28, 2021)

Publication Title
Amistad - Federal court records
Total Records
746 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.