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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎91r] (49/50)

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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49
Information,
Suggestions.
What, for instance, should become of the
property saved out of dhows destroyed by
Her Majesty's navy ? I have seen kegs of
powder landed by Her Majesty's navy in
front of the Consulate and sold in the public
market before the case was tried. Such
acts appear to me to be unwise, to say the
least of it; for everybody knew whose pro
perty it was, and our men-of-war were
simply looked upon as pirates. I had no
authority to prevent it.
No. 29.
Mr. Otway to the Secretary to the Admiralty.
Sir, Foreign Office, October 25, 1869.
WITH reference to your letter of the 12th instant, inclosing copy of the proposed
amended instructions for the guidance of naval officers employed in the suppression of
the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa, I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to
transmit to you for the consideration of the Lords of the Admiralty, copies of a corre
spondence with the Treasury* regarding a point raised by their legal adviser on Slave Trade
matters, and not noticed in the instructions respecting the relinquishment by the Sultan
of Zanzibar of his right to transport slaves from port to port within his dominions during
certain months of the year.
I am, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR OTWAY.
* Nos. 25 and 26.
printed at the foreign office by t. harrison.-
-28/10/69.

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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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