Message of the President of the United States, Communicating…Information in Relation to the Abuse of the Flag of the United States in Subservience to the African Slave Trade, and the Taking Away of Slaves the Property of Portuguese Subjects. March 14, 1844.


Concerns lengthy communiques concerning accusations and affidavits by various Portuguese slavers that American-flagged vessels—whalers, barques, and so forth—were abducting their enslaved sailors or “cargo.” President Tyler owned numerous slaves and argued strenuously on behalf of the rights of slaveholders.


Description: Message of the President of the United States, Communicating…Information in Relation to the Abuse of the Flag of the United States in Subservience to the African Slave Trade, and the Taking Away of Slaves the Property of Portuguese Subjects. March 14, 1844.

[Washington, D.C.] Senate Doc. 217. 28th Congress, 1st Session. 1844. 51 pages. Neatly disbound and removed; Very good condition.

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Price: $75.00

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