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Great Britain. Treaties The Assiento...for allowing to...Great Britain the liberty of importing negroes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03985.05 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Treaties Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1713 Pagination: 48 p. 18.3 x 23.7 cm Order a Copy

Printed by John Baskett. Missing 1/3 permission leaf. The Assiento Treaty between England and Spain. Spain granted England an official monopoly to supply slaves from Africa to the Spanish New World. Signed on 25 March 1713.

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