2 July 1840
United States. Congress (26th, 1st session : 1840)
Title: Spanish schooner L'Amistad (to be annexed to Doc. 185).
To be annexed to GLC05795.01. Contains correspondence between Pedro Alcantara de Argaiz, Spanish minister at Washington, D.C., and John Forsyth, Secretary of State. Contains Spanish and English versions. In a letter to Forsyth, Argaiz writes "Under the circumstances herein set forth, the undersigned, minister of her Catholic Majesty, finds himself under the disagreeable necessity of protesting fully and with all necessary energy, against the order issued for the imprisonment of Don Jose Ruiz and Don Pedro Montes, and he asks the Executive Power of the Union to use all the means which it derives from the laws, most especially from the law of habeas corpus, and thus direct the said Spaniards to be liberated..."