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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.07 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10 x 10.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.07 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10 x 10.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Date inferred based on the relation of this document to GLC 5636.08 and .09. States "That he is a Spanish subject, that he resided in the Island of Cuba several years, that he knows the law of [struck: Cuba] that island on the subject of Slavery." Possibly created in Connecticut, where the District Court heard the case.

Background Information: In January 1840 the Amistad case was presented before Judge Andrew T. Judson in the Connecticut District Court.

People: Vega, Antonio G., fl. 1839-1841
Holabird, William S., 1794-1855

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AmistadAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave TradeSlave RebellionAfricaMutinyMaritimeLawPresidentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisonerJudiciaryCaribbeanLatin and South America

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