Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, In pursuance of a resolution of the Senate, of 20th April, A Report of the Attorney General, relative to the Introduction of Slaves into the United States, Contrary to Existing Laws.


President Monroe transmits the reports of U.S. Attorney General William Wirt relating “...to any persons (citizens of the United States) who have been charged with, or suspected of, introducing any slaves into the United States, contrary to existing laws…” (p[3])  Wirt’s report touches on slave cases in Georgia and the 1807 Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves which ended the importation of enslaved persons on January 1, 1808, exactly 55 years before the legal effect of the Emancipation of Proclamation.


Description: Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, In pursuance of a resolution of the Senate, of 20th April, A Report of the Attorney General, relative to the Introduction of Slaves into the United States, Contrary to Existing Laws.

Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1822. 53, [3 (blank)]pp. 8vo. Later side-stapling. Untrimmed. Some old tape remnants along spine; foxing; Very Good.

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