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Holabird, William S. (1794-1855) [Notes of Holabird, United States District Attorney for Connecticut]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.10 Author/Creator: Holabird, William S. (1794-1855) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.4 x 20.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.10 Author/Creator: Holabird, William S. (1794-1855) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.4 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains testimony of Dwight G. James (an abolitionist), Captain Green (who came into contact with Amistad Africans on shore, prior to their capture), N. Wilcox (Norris Wilcox, United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut), and E. Osborne (who notes the value of the cargo). Wilcox notes the cargo on board the Amistad, and Green identifies persons in the courtroom who he had seen on shore. 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: Holabird, William S., 1794-1855

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AmistadAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave TradeSlave RebellionAfricaMutinyMaritimeLawPresidentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisonerJudiciaryAbolition

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