Foreign Slave Trade: Abstract of the Information Recently Laid on the Table of the House of Commons on the Subject of the Slave Trade : Being a Report Made by a Committee Specially Appointed for the Purpose, to the Directors of the African Institution on the 8th of May, 1821 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Ellerton and Henderson, 1821 - Slave-trade - 4 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 18 - Arbitrator, that the captor has been led into error by a voluntary and reprehensible fault on the part of the Captain of the detained ship; in that case only, the detained ship shall not have the right of receiving, during the days of her detention, the demurrage stipulated by the present Article.
Page 83 - B., of two hundred tons burden, left Havre on the 24th of January, 1819, for the coast of Africa, and reached her destination on the 14th of March following, anchoring at Bonny, on the river Calabar. The crew, consisting of twenty-two men, enjoyed good health during the outward voyage, and during their stay at Bonny, where they continued till the 6th of April. They had observed no trace of ophthalmia among the natives ; and it was not until fifteen days after they had set sail on the return voyage,...
Page 85 - Such is the account of the voyage of the Rodeur, as given in this work. The following additional circumstances connected with this transaction, though there omitted, probably because they illustrated no medical principle, have since been given to the public on very credible authority, and, having met with no contradiction, may be assumed to be correct.
Page 21 - ... has or have been put on board a vessel for the purpose of illegal traffic, in the particular voyage on which the vessel shall be captured ; then, and on that account, according to the true intent and meaning of the stipulations of the Treaty, such vessel shall be detained by the cruizers, and finally condemned by the Commissioners.
Page 42 - ... subject, independent of the last change which will tend to render many of them void, I think proper to order, that it shall be permitted to import into the ports of Brazil, slaves from any ports where this traffic is not prohibited, and that the freight shall continue to be settled by the parties. The present...
Page 84 - The disease which had spread itself so rapidly and frightfully among the Africans, soon began to infect all on board, and to create alarms for the crew.
Page 83 - ... and it was not until fifteen days after they had set sail on the return voyage, and the vessel was near the equator, that they perceived the first symptoms of this frightful malady. It was then remarked, that the negroes, who, to the number of one hundred and sixty, were...
Page 39 - Informations shall be received relative to all the above cases. And if the vessel and her cargo have been confiscated, half of the whole proceeds of the property, sold by public auction, as well as half of the fines, shall be given to the informer, and the other half shall be paid into my Royal Treasury, to which the whole produce shall belong, if there be no informer. In case, however, of a vessel having been captured by a ship of war, such vessel and her cargo shall be subject to the provisions...
Page 152 - It had been stated that a compact, giving the power to the naval officers of one nation to search the merchant vessels of another for offenders and offences against the laws of the latter, backed by a further power to seize and carry into a foreign port, and there subject to the decision of a tribunal composed of at least one half foreigners, irresponsible to the supreme corrective tribunal of this Union, and not amenable to the...
Page 83 - The crew, consisting of twenty-two men, enjoyed good health during the outward voyage and during their stay at Bonny, where they continued till the 6th of April. They had observed no trace of ophthalmia among the natives; and it was not until fifteen days after they had set sail on the return voyage, and the vessel was near the equator, that they perceived the first symptoms of this frightful malady. It was then remarked that the negroes, who to the number of...

Bibliographic information