Letter to Theodore Sedgwick

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dc.contributor.author Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873 en_US
dc.coverage.spatial New York, New York en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-13T20:56:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-13T20:56:14Z
dc.date.created September 3, 1840 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-13T20:56:14Z
dc.identifier.other GL0060_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0060_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0060_003 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0060 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62401
dc.description Letter written from New York, dated September 3, 1840, to Theodore Sedgwick regarding the plight of the Amistad captives. Tappan writes, "I feel a strong desire to try the writ of Habeas Corpus with reference to the Africans. It is a monstrous perversion of justice to retain these men for political considerations - monstrous!" The Circuit Court's Judge Thompson, hearing an appeal in May, had denied bail to the Amistad captives. The letter mentions Roger S. Baldwin and the question of admitting authentic copies of treaties. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873 -- Correspondence en_US
dc.subject Sedgwick, Theodore, -- 1780-1839 en_US
dc.subject Amistad (Schooner) en_US
dc.subject Slave insurrections -- United States en_US
dc.subject Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Cases. en_US
dc.title Letter to Theodore Sedgwick en_US
dc.type Autograph letter signed en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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