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Auction 182, Lot 789

Lincoln Brings an End to the African Slave Trade

"[Lot of 2 - African Slave Trade] Message of the President …Transmitting a Copy of the Treaty Between the United States and Her Britannic Majesty for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade [and] … In Relation to the African Slave Trade", U.S. Government

Subject: Documents - African Slave Trade

Period: 1858-62 (published)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
5.7 x 8.9 inches
14.5 x 22.6 cm
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Two documents related to the African slave trade:

A. Message of the President …Transmitting a Copy of the Treaty Between the United States and Her Britannic Majesty for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade, by Abraham Lincoln, from Sen. Ex. Doc. 57, 37th Congress, 2nd Session, published 1862. After Lincoln assumed the presidency, he aggressively pursued the enforcement of laws intended to end the slave trade that previously had been enforced erratically. In the first year of his administration, four slave traders were convicted and the first hanging of a slave trader took place. In addition, after many failed international attempts to curtail the African slave trade [see next document], Lincoln successfully negotiated this treaty with Great Britain. The treaty allowed the navies of both countries to police suspicious merchant vessels of either country and to prosecute suspected slave traders. The African slave trade quickly diminished and ceased by the of the Civil War. 15 pages. Disbound.

B. Message from the President of the United States … In Relation to the African Slave Trade, by James Buchanan, from Sen. Ex. Doc. 49, 35th Congress, 1st Session, published 1858. This lengthy document includes papers describing the extensive involvement by Americans in the African slave and diplomatic exchanges discussing possible solutions. 85 pages. Disbound.

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Condition: A

Disbound text is clean and bright.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/28/2021

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