Slave Trade

July 25, 1856

An article from the New York Journal of Commerce tells of the continuing slave trade.
“We are informed by the Deputy U. S. Marshalls, that they are well satisfied that at least fifteen slave vessels have sailed from this port within the last twelve months, and three within the last three weeks!…..It appears obvious that the slave trade, as conducted at the present time, and for many years past, must continue while the markets of Cuba are open.”