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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Amistad - Federal court records
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Records: 746 · Complete: 100%
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February 23, 2007
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February 23, 2007
NARA M1753. Court records pertaining to the claims of salvage for the Spanish schooner "Amistad," seized in 1839 by the US Navy.