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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎85v] (38/50)

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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dated 17th September, and its reply dated the 22nd instant, respecting the capture of a
vessel engaged in lawful commerce, by Her Majesty's ship " Daphne."
I am, &c.
(Signed) JOHN HENRY BRIGGS.
Inclosure 1 in No. 16.
Mr. Melvill to the Secretary to the Admiralty.
Sir, 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. , September 17, 1869.
I AM directed by the Duke of Argyll to forward, for the information of the Lords
Commissioners of the Admiralty, copy of a letter recently received from the Government
of India, respecting the case of a vessel engaged in lawful commerce, but captured by Her
Majesty's ship " Daphneand I am to request that you will invite the special attention
of their Lordships to the 3rd paragraph of the above letter, wherein it is suggested that
the action of Her Majesty's cruizers might be restricted " to cases in which native craft
are clearly employed in carrying a number of slaves for the purposes of unlawful
sale."
I am, &c.
(Signed) JAMES MELVILL.
Inclosure 2 in No. 16.
Mr. Briggs to Mr. Melvill.
^ r ' Admiralty, September 22, 1869.
IN reply to your letter of the 17th instant, forwarding a copy of a letter from the
Government of India respecting the capture of a vessel engaged in lawful commerce by
Her Majesty s ship " Daphne," and calling their Lordships' special attention to the
suggestion contained in the letter, that the action of Her Majesty's cruizers should be
restricted to cases in which native craft are clearly employed in carrying a number of
slaves for the purposes of unlawful sale. I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners
of the Admiralty to acquaint you for the information of the Secretary of State, that the
case referred to is now under their Lordships' consideration, and regulations are being drawn
up foi the guidance of Commanding Officers of Her Majesty's cruizers engaged in the
suppression of the Slave Trade with the view of preventing illegal captures.
I am, &c.
(Signed) JOHN HENRY BRIGGS.
No. 17.
Mr. Merivale to Mr. Hammond.—{Received September 30.)
^ r ' T . 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. , September 29, 1869.
iW continuation of my letter of the 23rd August, 1869, I am directed by the Duke
of Argyll to forward for the information of Lord Clarendon, copy of a letter from
ombay, inclosing a statement as to the number of slaves landed, &c., at Bombav durinar
the past five years.
I am, &c.
(Signed) HERMAN MERIVALE.
Inclosure 1 in No. 17.
The Secretary to Government, Bombay, to the Under-Secretary of State for India.
^ t aa/t r . j . Bombay Castle, August 3\, 1869.
1 AM directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 25th of June last, with
accompamments, and, in reply, to inclose, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary
or fetate tor India, a statement showing the number of captured slaves landed at Bombay

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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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