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International Slave Trade]
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES RELATIVE TO THE TREATY LATELY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON; INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE EARL OF ABERDEEN TO LORD ASHBURTON. 1842--43. PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, BY HER MAJESTY'S COMMAND, APRIL, 1843
Printed by T.R. Harrison, London, 1843. Folio. 19, [1 blank] pp. New stitching, light rubberstamp in upper blank portion of title page, else Very Good. England used her mighty naval power in a massive effort to stamp out the International Slave Trade. The major roadblock to a Treaty with the United States was English board-and-search tactics, reminiscent of the objectionable practice that had helped to bring on the War of 1812. England claimed the right to board and search any vessel suspected of carrying on the Trade. The Earl of Aberdeen reports to Lord Ashburton on the "clamour about the right of search, liberty of the seas, &c.," which "has already created so much excitement in the United States." Secretary of State Daniel Webster and his British counterpart settled the dispute in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which also resolved the question of Maine's boundary with Canada. This publication treats exclusively the issues involved in the Slave Trade. The Correspondence describes "the nature of the stations, or baracoons, in which Slaves are collected on shore to be sold to the traders"; the areas of West Africa where the trade occurs; and the tactics of the ships which convey the slaves. OCLC 1007185044 [2- Lib. Canada, York U] as of August 2020 and many facsimiles.
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