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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎82r] (31/50)

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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Inclosure 10 in No. 11.
Affidavit of Lieutenant Walker.
I, HENRY CHAPMAN WALKER, a Lieutenant in Her Majesty's Navy, do most
solemnly and sincerely swear that, on the 24th day of March, 1869, being then Senior
Lieutenant of Her Majesty's ship " Dryad," Commander Colomb called my attention to a
dhow without colours which was then about to be boarded, and directed me to estimate
her distance from the shore; that I then estimated it as between three and four miles, and
that I have since seen no reason to think otherwise.
And I further swear that it is untrue the said dhow was seized within 1,000 paces of
the shore, or that she was met off the Fort (Khelat), or that the crew were landed
at Hinderabee; for the vessel was met off Jibbel Yarid, and the crew were landed at
Hussineh. . tt -
And I further swear that the said dhow was afterwards condemned in the Vice-
Admiralty Court at Aden as a lawful prize to Her Majesty's ship " Dryad."
And I further swear that although the wind was fair for the dhow to proceed to Mogoo
she was not standing for that place either at the time of boarding, or for at least an hour
beforehand.
And I make this solemn affidavit, conscientiously believing the same to be true.
(Signed) HENRY C. WALKER.
Sworn before me:
(Signed) A. B. Mason, J. P. for Trincomalee.
Trincomalee, July 12, 1869.
Inclosure 11 in No. 11.
Affidavit of Lieutenant Hayward.
I, WILLIAM HENRY HAYWARD, a Navigating Lieutenant in Her Majesty's
Navy,'do most solemnly and sincerely swear that, on the 24th day of March, 1869, being
then Navigating Lieutenant of Her Majesty's ship " Dryad," Commander Colomb called my
attention to a dhow without colours, which was then about to be boarded,and directed me
to estimate her distance from the shore ; that I then estimated it as between three and four
miles ; and that I have since seen no reason to think otherwise.
And I further swear that it is untrue the said dhow was seized within 1,000 paces of
the shore, or that she was met off the Fort (Khelat), or that the crew were landed
at Hinderabee; for the vessel was met off Jibbel Yarid, and the crew were landed at
And I further swear that the said dhow was afterward condemned in the Vice-Admiralty
Court at Aden, as a lawful prize to Her Majesty's ship " Dryad."
And I further swear that although the wind was fair for the dhow to proceed to Mogoo
she was not standing for that place either at the time of boarding, or for at least an hour
beforehand. ^ . u
And I make this solemn affidavit, conscientiously believing the same to be true.
(Signed) W. H. HAYWARD.
Before me:
(Signed) A. B. Mason, J. P. for Trincomalee.
July 12, 1869.
Inclosure 12 in No. 11.
Affidavit of Sub-Lieutenant Farr.
I WILLIAM FARR, a Sub-Lieutenant in Her Majesty's Navy, do most solemnly
and sincerely swear that, on the 24th day of March, 1869, being then Senior Sub-Lieutenant
of Her Majesty's ship " Dryad," Commander Colomb directed me to board a dhow without
colours near the ship; that I boarded the said dhow and took from her one boy slave,
whom I conveyed to Her Majesty's ship " Dryad."
And I further swear that the captain of the said dhow distinctly told me the vessel
belonged to Hassein, on the Arabian coast, and that his replies were too confused for me

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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'.
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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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