Report of the Committee of the African Institution, Volume 16

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Page 296 - And be it further enacted, that if any citizen of the United States, being of the crew or ship's company of any foreign ship or vessel engaged in the slave trade, or any person whatever, being of the crew or ship's company of any ship or vessel owned wholly or in part, or navigated for, or in behalf of, any citizen or citizens of the United States...
Page 303 - At present, under the law as now generally understood and practised, no nation can exercise a right of visitation and search upon the common and unappropriated parts of the sea, save only on the belligerent claim.
Page 292 - ... any Negro, or Mulatto, not held to service by the laws of either of the States or territories of the United States...
Page 296 - ... by the laws of either of the States or territories of the United States, with intent to make such . negro or mulatto a slave, or shall...
Page 296 - States be, and he is hereby, authorized to make such regulations and arrangements as he may deem expedient for the safe keeping, support, and removal beyond the limits of the United States...
Page 296 - ... shall be divided equally between the United States and the officers and men who shall make such seizure, take, or bring the same into port for condemnation, whether such seizure be made by an armed vessel of the United States, or revenue cutters thereof, and the same shall be distributed in like manner, as is provided by law, for the distribution of prizes taken from an enemy...
Page 294 - The migration or importation of such persona as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
Page 308 - ... for the exchange of the right of search, than to that modification of it which presents itself to your committee. They contemplate, the trial and condemnation of such American citizens as may be found engaged in this forbidden trade, not by mixed tribunals sitting in a foreign country, but by existing courts, of competent jurisdiction, in the United States; they propose the same disposition of the captured Africans now authorized by law; and least of all, their detention in America. They contemplate...
Page 45 - Highness will be pleased to recommend, in the strongest manner, to the local authorities in the respective Colonies, to carry into effect every measure which may tend to promote the moral and religious improvement as well as the comfort and happiness of the Negroes.
Page 292 - Slave, or shall decoy, or forcibly bring or carry, or shall receive such Negro or Mulatto on board any such ship or vessel with intent as aforesaid, such citizen or person shall be adjudged a pirate, and, on conviction thereof, before the Circuit Court of the United States for the district wherein he may be brought or found, shall suffer death.

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