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Tyler, John (1790-1862) Message from the President of the United States...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05793 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 20 January 1842 Pagination: 46 p. ; 22.7 x 14.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues, "... communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, copies of correspondence in relation to the mutiny on board the brig Creole, and the liberation of the slaves who were passengers in the said vessel." 27th Congress, 2d session. Senate document 51.

Background Information: On 7 November 1841, 39 slaves on the brig Creole, en route from Richmond, Va., to New Orleans, revolted and seized the ship from its white crew. The 39, "property" of a single owner, ...killed a guard and wounded the captain and two others. They forced the brig to be sailed into Nassau harbor in the Bahamas, where the British government, which had outlawed slavery in 1834, offered freedom to the slaves, perhaps 139 in all (most from other "owners"), on board. The British action touched off a wave of protest in America, but the British refused to back down. Eventually, the slave owners were reimbursed more than $110,000 by the Anglo-American Claims Commission. See More

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressGovernment and CivicsMutinySlave TradeSlave RebellionMaritimeAfricaSlaveryPresidentAfrican American HistoryVice President

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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