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Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) [Orders for transport of the Amistad captives]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.01 Author/Creator: Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 7 January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by John Forsyth as Secretary of State. President Van Buren writes to Norris Wilcox, Marshal of the District of Connecticut. States: "The Marshal of the United States for the District of Connecticut will deliver over to Lieutenant John S. Paine, of the United States Navy, and aid in conveying on board the schooner Grampus, under his command all the negroes late of the Spanish schooner Amistad, in his custody under process now pending before the District Court of the United States for the District of Connecticut. For so doing this order will be his warrant."

People: Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Wilcox, Norris, fl. 1840-1846

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AfricaAfrican American HistoryAmistadForeign AffairsGlobal History and CivicsJudiciaryLawMaritimeMutinyNavyPresidentPrisonerSlave RebellionSlave TradeSlaveryVice President

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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