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United States. Congress (29th, 1st session : 1846) Schooner Amistad.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05796 Author/Creator: United States. Congress (29th, 1st session : 1846) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 24 June 1846 Pagination: 1 v. : 17 p. ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains an introductory statement by James Buchanan, Secretary of State, transmitting documents to Charles J. Ingersoll, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. The report contains correspondence between Buchanan and A. Calderon de la Barca, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Spain. Contains an 1818 letter from Don Luis de Onis (Spanish Minister) to John Quincy Adams (Secretary of State 1817-1825). This pamphlet pertains to "the urgent necessity for bringing to a decision an affair already too prolonged- that of the schooner Amistad." House report number 753.

Background Information:

People: Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressGovernment and CivicsAmistadSlave TradeSlaveryAfrican American HistoryLawGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsLatin and South AmericaCaribbeanPrisonerMaritimePresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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