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Class C. Correspondence on the Slave Trade - Presented to both Houses of Parliam - 1844. 
Printed by William Clowes and Sons, London 1844 - Complete: Title page, blank [v]-xx introductory pages, -309 text pages, blank. Contemporary, possibly original blue card cover with printed title affixed. Includes 43 pages (pp. 253-295) addressing slavery in the Republic of Texas. Clean, almost no wear. Additional page numbers have been added in ink at the top fore-edge corner. The twenty-two printed pieces of correspondence discuss slavery and the Republic of Texas including * Endeavors of British subjects to procure the abolition of Slavery in Texas; * Discussions regarding the slave trade and slavery in Texas including estimates of the population of Texas, number of slaves in Texas, African slaves smuggled from Cuba since 1833, health and care of Texan slaves, work of Texan slaves, etc.; * British subjects trading in slaves between the United States and Texas including extensive discussions regarding "Charles Frankland, John Barnes, and R. P. Jones, trading in Galveston and London, under the firm of Frankland and Company" and their slave-ships, Caroline and Antoinette: * A letter of transmittal of the Treaty of the 16th November, 1840, between Her Majesty and the Republic of Texas for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade and warrants for 43 British ships involved in the suppression of the African Slave Trade; and * The disposal of Negroes captured on the Coast of Brazil in Texan vessels. Quite scarce. As of 2016, no examples for sale in the trade and no auction records at ABPC nor Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows copies held by only five institutions.
[Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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