General Report of the Emigration Commissioners Volume 3

General Report of the Emigration Commissioners Volume 3

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Court, decreeing the restitution of that vessel. I have now considered the further statement of the case contained in your Despatch.. It appears from that statement, that there were on board the vessel articles which constitute an equipment for Slave Trade. That the ship's papers were incomplete, inasmuch as that 250 barrels of gunpowder and 17 cases otinuskets, which formed part of the cargo, were not mentioned in the manifest. And it further appears that the passport which was granted by M. Moreira contained an intimation, that the ship's papers required to be legalised; and the passport itself was not a valid document, because it was issued by a p1'$0Il W110 11311 9 power or authority to grant that passport, as his exequatur as Consul had been taken away from him by the Brazilian Government before tllfi time W116" the passport was given. It appears that you must have been aware of these facts; and the only excuse ofiered to account for the articles of slave equipment being found on bond the "@5531 Was that 31086 articles had been purchased, torrether with the vessel, when she was sold by the sentence of the Court which had condemned her for slave _trading; an excuse wholly futile and insuflicient. On a consideration of the whole of this matter I regret to have to state to Y" that _Hl' Majesty's Government highly disapproveothe conduct of Sir G. Jackson, in having concurred in asenteiice so inconsistent with the facts and so little justified by the only reason which is alleged as an excuse for it; and I have further to state to Her Majesty's Commissioners, 51-3'61 &c. i_ No. 185. Viscount Palmerston to Her lajest_y's Commissioners. GENTLEMEN, Foreign Oflice, December 31st, 1839....show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875192
  • 9781236875198