General Report of the Emigration Commissioners Volume 6

General Report of the Emigration Commissioners Volume 6

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...We thank your Excellency, on the part of our 0vernment, and on our own, for this manifestation of your Exce1lency's disposition to aid, as far as lies in your power, the request which we had the honour to make to you respecting the negroes illegally withdrawn from the British Islands, and brought into that over which your Excellency presides; and we have received the greatest pleasure from the friendly proceeding of your Excellency, touching the measures adopted, not only for discovering other negroes belonging to the British Islands who may have been illegally brought into Porto Rico, but also for the prohibition of those who may be hereafter introduced into that Island. (Signed) E. COCKBURN, Admiral. To the Captain-General, Porto Rico. J. J. M. M'GREGOR, Governor. Seventh Enclosure in No. 42. The Captain-General to the Governor-of Dominica. (Translation) ' Oflice of the Captain-General and Governme t, EXCELLENT Sm, Ponce, Island qf Puerto Rico, Jllay 30, 1838. BEING absent from the Fortress of the Island under my command on the arrival of the " Vestal," Her Britannic Majesty's ship-of-war, the official letter which your Excellency did me the honour to write to me on the 22nd January last has been forwarded to me by the King's Lieutenant, I find that your Excellency is pleased to inform me that the Commander of the said ship, Mr. Williams, has been commissioned to take under his charge such negroes, subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, as may have been found to be illegally placed in the class of slaves, and the delivery of which your Excellency applied for last year. In answer to which I proceed to state what I have already communicated to your Excellency, that I issued at the due time the most positive...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817060
  • 9781236817068