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Unknown [Testimonies regarding the capture of the Amistad; includes Cinque's testimony]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.13 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32.3 x 19.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05636.13 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: January 1840 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32.3 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Created at Connecticut District Court in 7-9 January 1840 by or for William S. Holabird. Serves as notes of the testimony of Richard Robert Madden (head of the British Anti-Slavery [Mixed] Commission in Havana), Sullivan Haley (on board the USS Washington when it met the Amistad; discusses the statements of Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montes, two Spanish men found aboard the Amistad) , Dwight P. Janes (abolitionist), James Covey (a Mende native and translator for the Africans aboard the Amistad), Professor Josiah Gibbs (who claimed based on the Amistad Africans' language, they were recently arrived from Africa and had not resided in Cuba) and Cinqué (leader of the Africans aboard the Amistad). Marked "Baldwin &c Evidence" at top. Testimony of men who had interviewed Montes, Ruiz and the slaves aboard the Brig Washington.

People: Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886
Holabird, William S., 1794-1855
Gibbs, Josiah W. (Josiah Willard)., 1790-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AmistadAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave TradeSlave RebellionAfricaMutinyMaritimeLawPresidentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisonerJudiciaryLatin and South AmericaCaribbeanNavyAbolitionLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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