January 19, 1844 A correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce writes from Havana with a deplorable account of the slave traffic:  “There is no hope, at present, that…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Cuba Slave Trade

Sept 26, 1845 Citizens of St. Clair County, Illinois, pass a resolution, unanimously adopted, urging the President to purchase Cuba, “with the consent of the white people thereof”.  “The slaveholders…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Cuba Texas Annexation

June 24, 1853 A brief item indicates that “notwithstanding all the precautionary measures of the English and American government to suppress the slave trade, about thee thousand slaves from the…

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January 1, 1858 Several articles tell of a continuing slave trade, focusing especially on Cuba, and also on the French trade.

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1858 Cuba Slave Trade

September 9, 1859 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, here are extracts of a speech by Davis, before the Democratic State Convention, in Mississippi, July 1859.  The speech is statement…

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1859 Anti-Abolition Cuba Davis, Jefferson Pro-Slavery