Capture of Amistad

A brief notice …… “it is a case which calls for the sympathy of all true-hearted,  impartial lovers of liberty’ that the brave Cinques and his associates have committed no crime either against the laws of the United States or Spain, or the laws of nations; that they merely imitated the example of Washington and the heroes of the revolution; that they ought to be sent back to Africa in christian kindness; and that, if any persons ought be hanged, they are the two white persons found on board the Amistad.  …..what hope is there that justice will be done?  The abolitionists of Connecticut ought to bestir themselves in this matter.”