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Burgess, George F. (1827-1860) [Statement regarding slave ship capture]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05832.04 Author/Creator: Burgess, George F. (1827-1860) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 13 November 1857 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Clerical copy of a statement by British commander George F. Burgess recording the capture of the slave ship "Joseph H Record" by HMS "Antelope" on September 3, 1857. The vessel had "191 Slaves on board - and had a crew of Spaniards & Italians - or other foreigners - no papers or colours." The statement also excerpts the boarding book of the HMS "Hecate" regarding information received about the "Windward," a ship flying American colors, but with a Portugese crew. The original statement was written on board the HMS "Hecate" at Sharks Point, R. Congo. The schooner "Joseph H. Record" was a slave ship out of Boston; the brig "Windward" was a slave ship out of New Orleans.

Background Information: George F. Burgess was a Commander in the British Navy.

People: Burgess, George F., 1827-1860

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleAfrican SquadronAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave TradeNavyGovernment and CivicsAfricaGlobal History and CivicsMaritimeForeign AffairsAmerican Flag

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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