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Unknown [Antonio G. Vega's deposition given to United States District Attorney William S. Holabird]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 19.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: States "that the Spanish edict prohibiting the importation of slaves from Africa, was not considered as applicable to that Island and was [inserted: then] wholly disregarded after slaves were landed... that the slaves on the plantations kept their native languages for years... that the ships papers, of the Amistad are... in the usual form, & not necessary to practice any fraud to obtain such papers from the proper officers... that the Barracoons are public markets where all description of slaves are bought and sold-" Mentions the deposition of Richard Robert Madden, British superintendent of liberated Africans and former commissioner in the mixed court of justice at Havana, Cuba. Contains several mathematic equations. 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 AmericaSlave Sale

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