British and Foreign State Papers Volume 36
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...arms, gunpowder, or other things, the importation or exportation of which is in itself and abstractedly a. lawful transaction; and if such be the case, Her Majesty's Government do not see why the Shah should not have a similar power to prohibit the importation of slaves. Her Majesty's Government have now waited many months in the hope that the Shah would have seen reason to reconsider the decision which he came to upon this subject But they have received, with the utmost regret, the intelligence of the pertinacity of the Shah in refusing to forbid his subjects from carrying on n traffic which inflicts such miseries on the unfortunate race who are its victims. Her Majesty's Government have also leamt that the subjects of the Shah are now carrying on the Slave Trade which was formerly carried on by the subjects of the Imaum of Muscat and of the maritime chiefs of the Persian Gulf, and which the Imaum and those chiefi have prohibited. I have accordingly to instruct you again to press the Persian Government, in the most earnest manner, to prohibit their subjects or flag from being employed in the cruel practice of transporting natives of Africa across the sea for the purpose of consigning them to slavery; and to grant power to Her Majesty's ships and to those of the East India Company to suppress the traffic. Lieut.-Cblonel Farrant. PALMERSTON. TRIPOLI. No. 44.--C'onsul-General Crowe to Visa'. Palmerston.--(Rec. Mar. 8.) MY LORD, Tripoli, February 10, 1847. Acconnnm to a statement received from Mr. Vice-Consul Gagliufii, it appears that the number of slaves brought to Mourzouk during the last year, was as follows: From Soudan...... 561, Boumou... 494, Ghat... 20 Total.... 1075 Of these, about 650 were women and girls, the...
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