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Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas

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Title
Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas
Collection

Brazil Miscellaneous Collections

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1845-11-08
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 230
Topics
Slavery -- Brazil
Slave trade -- Brazil
Slavery Law and legislation
Slavery -- Angola
Slavery -- Portugal
Slave trade -- Portugal
Genres
Correspondence
orders
Notes
Content: Official letter of the Secretary of Marine and Overseas to the Captain of the schooner Tamega, going to Cabo Verde and the ports of the east coast of Africa, Mosamedes, Benguella, and Novo Redondo. The Captain is instructed to stop and search every ship on the high seas or in ports which he suspects of slave traffic, how to deal with their captains, how to go about freeing illegally transported slaves. Paragraph ten of the fifteen paragraphs refers to the treatment of Brazilian ships "since there is no treaty between Portugal and Brazil for the abolition of the slave traffic". In case he should stop a ship which upon boarding is found to be Brazilian, he is not only to apologize without engaging in search of the ship but is minutely instructed to have his apologies entered in the thus illegally searched ship's logbook. Paragraph four defines the purpose of this voyage as to "religiously see to it that the wicked slave traffic of Portuguese, British, and other merchant ships is stopped".
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Portuguese
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11447971
Archives EAD ID: 20549
Accession number: SCM 85-31
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a882a40-4b48-0133-bb9c-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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  • 1845: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1845. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6bcbdab0-4e8f-0133-db09-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 15, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6bcbdab0-4e8f-0133-db09-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1845). Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6bcbdab0-4e8f-0133-db09-00505686a51c

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Instructions to the captain of the Portuguese schooner Tamega from the Secretary of Marine and Portuguese Overseas