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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎75v] (18/50)

The record is made up of 1 volume (25 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1869. It was written in English and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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name unknown, detained by me on the 16th day of May, 1869, on the ground that she
was engaged in and equipped for the Slave Trade, and that the Surveying Officers have
reported to me that the said Arab dhow, name unknown, is not in a sufficiently seaworthy
condition to be sent to a port of adjudication, as from the Report of Survey annexed
hereto will more fully appear : the said vessel has been destroyed by my order,
this 16th day of May, 1869.
(Signed) GEO. L. SULIVAN, Commander,
Commanding Her Majesty's ship "Daphne"
Inclosure 5 m No. 8.
Certificate as to the State of the Prize at the time of Detention.
I, THE Undersigned, George Lydiard Sulivan, holding the rank of Commander in
Her Britannic Majesty's Navy, and commanding Her Majesty's ship " Daphne," do hereby
certify that, in exercise of the authority vested in me, I did, on the 16th day of May, 1869,
at sea latitude 13° 21' north, longitude 53° 16'east, detain an Arab dhow, name unknown,
on the ground that she was engaged in and equipped for the Slave Trade.
And I further certify that she had on board at the time a crew of twelve persons, five
passengers, and thirty-five male and seventeen female slaves.
And I further certify that my reason for detaining her was that she had fifty-two
slaves on board.
(Signed) GEO. L. SULIVAN, Commander,
Commanding Her Majesty's ship " Daphne."
Inclosure 6 in No. 8.
Receipt.
Port Mahe, Seychelles, June 7, 1869.
RECEIVED from Commander G. L. Sulivan, of Her Majesty's ship "Daphne,"
eighteen men, thirteen women, four girls, and seventeen boys, liberated Africans.
(Signed) SWINBURNE WARD,
Her Majesty's Civil Commissioner.
No. 9.
Mr. Hamilton to Mr. Otway.—{Received August 31.)
Sir, Treasury Chambers, August 30, 1869.
I AM directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to state, for
the information of Lord Clarendon, that Mr. Rothery has drawn the attention of this
Board to a correspondence between himself and the Foreign Office respecting the
proceedings of Her Majesty's Consul at Zanzibar in connection with certain captures made
by Her Majesty's ship " Nympheand to state that my Lords fully concur in the
observations made by Mr. Rothery in his letter of 23rd August.
I am, &c.
(Signed) GEO. A. HAMILTON.
No. 10.
Mr. Hamilton to Mr. Otway.—{Received September 7.)
Si r > Treasury Chambers, September 6, 1869.
I AM directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to
you, herewith, for the information of Lord Clarendon, with reference to your letter of the
21st July last, copy of Report from Mr. Rothery respecting the dhows lately captured by
Her Majesty's ships "Peterel" and "Nymphe," and also copy of letter to the Admiralty
on the subject.
My Lords are disposed to concur with Mr. Rothery in his opinion with regard to

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Content

This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding their attempts to monitor and prohibit slave traffic on the East Coast of Africa. The correspondence dates from March 1869 to October 1869.

Of particular interest are the following folios:

  • Folio 71 - French Government boat registration papers that had been given to 'Arab Dhows' allowing them to travel under the French flag.
  • Folio 73 - A chart entitled 'Memorandum of Number of Slaves landed and liberated at Aden, and how disposed of'.
  • Folio 74 - A copy of the Slave Trade Jurisdiction (Zanzibar) Bill, May 1869.
  • Folios 89-91 - 'A Memorandum by Mr. Churchill [Henry Adrian Churchill, Britain's Agent in Zanzibar] respecting Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa'.
Extent and format
1 volume (25 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged in rough chronological order, with the earliest correspondence at the beginning of the file and the latest at the end of the file.

Physical characteristics

Condition: contained within a bound volume that contains a number of other files.

Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 67, and terminates at f 91, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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