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Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) to John Morton re: slave trade

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07221 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1799/11/16 Pagination: 3 p. + docket + addr. 25.1 x 20.2 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07221 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1799/11/16 Pagination: 3 p. + docket + addr. 25.1 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: "Put a stop to the exercise of the slave trade by our citizens. Spanish laws prohibit neutrals from trading to the main, unless they import a given number of what are called 'New Negroes,' meaning such as are immediately from Africa." Morton served as U.S. Consul in Havana. (Insect losses at edge of p. 1 affecting text.)

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistorySlave TradeAfricaNeutralityGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsCaribbeanLatin and South America

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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