Document, 1809 August 01

Title:
Document, 1809 August 01
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1809 August 01
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
7
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Since the abolition of the slave trade, a society has been formed for promoting civilization and improvement in Africa; it consists of members of both Houses of Parliament with the Duke of Gloucester at its head. The cooperation of America is solicited in enforcing its own laws against slave traffic. Also, the cause would be helped if American laws were made to conform more closely to British ones, in particular by subjecting to forfeiture any ship of any country which is fitted out in and cleared from any American port.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09282

Document, 1809 August 01