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CORRESPONDENCE

ON

THE SLAVE TRADE

WITH

FOR E I G N P O W E R S,

PARTIES TO CONVENTIONS,

UNDER WHICH

VESSELS ARE TO BE TRIED BY THE TRIBUNALS OF THE

NATION TO WHICH THEY BELONG.

From January 1 to December 31, 1842, inclusive.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty,

1843.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,

FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.

Class C.-1842.

LIST OF PAPERS.

FRANCE.

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Date. Receipt. SUBJECT.

1842. 1842. 1. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Warrant for the “ Aré

thuse" to be altered from Gulf of Mexico to Brazil .

• 1 2. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Returning 'warrants is. Two Enclosures

sued to two French

vessels 3. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Feb. 8

Sends warrant for the One Enclosure

French corvette “ Are

L 4. Protocol of Conference

Feb. 19

Treaty. Exchange of ra

tifications, of Austria, Prussia, and Russia, against those of Great Britain

2 3. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley . . Feb. 19

Treaty. Ratifications exOne Enclosure

changed with Austria,

Prussia, and Russia 2 6. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Feb. 21

Sending copy of protocol One Enclosure

of Conference of February 19

2 7. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

25 Feb. 28 Receipt of a Despatch. 3 8. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Feb. 28

French flag extensively One Enclosure

used in the Slave Trade with Brazil

33 9. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Feb. 28

Returns the warrant is.

sued to French corvette “ Alcmène"

3 10. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Mar. 3

Returning eight warNine Enclosures

rants issued by the French Government, and asking for fifteen others

3 11. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Mar. 14 Mar. 17 The French Government Two Enclosures

deny that French vessels' are engaged in

Slave Trade to Brazil 4 12. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Mar. 18 Mar 21 Warrants, issued by Two Enclosures

French Government to British vessels which ought to have been returned

5 13. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire : Mar. 21

Mrs. Lightbourne's sac

lory. M. Valentin's claims

7 14. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Acknowledgment of the

above

8 15. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Mar. 21 Mar. 24 Returns two warrants isTwo Enclosures

sued to the “Lutin”

and “ Bayonnaise" 8 16. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

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Mar. 25 Mar. 28 Sends fifteen warrants One Enclosure

for British ships

8 17. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Mar. 29

Returning the original

papers on M. Valen

tin's claim 18. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Mar. 30

Slave Trade said to be One Enclosure

carried on at the French settlements in the Casa

manca 19. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Mar. 30 April i Asks for warrants for

“Le Cassard" and “ La Fine"

9 20. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

April 4 April 6 Receipt of a Despatch 9 21. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire April 7

Sending warrants for

“Le Cassard" and “ La Fine"

10 22. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen April 11 April 13 Returns the warrants is

sued to " Le Cassard
and La Fine,” and
asks for one for the
“Dupetit Thouars". 10

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Two Énclosures June 13

No.

Date. Receipt. SUBJECT. Page

1842. 1842.

23. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

April 15 April 17 M. Guizot will furnish

One Enclosure

copies of French laws,

&c., against Slave

Trade

10

24. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen April 19 April 19 “Marabout”

11

Twenty-three Enclosures

25. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire

April 23

Sends warrant for the

“ Dupetit Thouars” . 54

26. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen May 2 May 3 Returning warrants is-

sued to the “ Adonis,"

“Berceau,” and “Ar-

mide"

54

27. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen May 10 May 10 Returns warrant issued

to the “Egérie," and

asks for fifteen others 55

28. Protocol of Conference .

May 11

Treaty

55

29. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

May 11

Treaty. Copy of Protocol

One Enclosure

of Conference of May

11.

55

30. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

May 16 May 17 Receipt of the preceding 56

31. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

May 20 May 23 Reply to statement re-

Two Enclusures

specting Slave Trade

carried on by French

subjects in the Casa-

mança

56

32. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire May 24

Sends warrants for fifteen

French ships

59

33. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen June 3 June 9 “Deux Seurs” searched

One Enclosure

by H.M.S." Madagas.

car.” Complaints · 59

34. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley • June 9

“ Marabout." To ascer-

tain the mode of ap-

pealing against the da-

mages

. 61

35. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Warrants issued under

the Conventions with

France

61

36. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

June 14

Warrants required for

One Enclosure

ten British ships 63

37. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

June 13 June 15 “Marabout.” Acknow-

ledgment of Despatch 63

-38. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire June 16

“ Deux Seurs.” Com.

plaint against H.M.S.

Madagascar." In-

quiry ordered

63

39. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen June 25 June 27 Asks for a warrant for

the “Hervine”

64

-40. The Earl of Aberdeen to M. de Rohan Chabot July 1

Sends warrant ffor the

“Heroine"

64

41. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July | July 4 “Marabout." Legal opi.

nion as to course to be

pursued for appeal 64

42. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

July 8

“ Marabout”

65

43. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen July 8 July 11 Asks for a warrant for

the “ Badine " .

65

44. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July 11 July 14 “Marabout.” There can

One Enclosure

be no appeal from the

decree of acquittal 65

45. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July 11 July 14 Receipt of a Despalch 66

46. The Earl of Aberdeen to M. de Rohan Chabot July 15

Sending warrant for the

“ Badine'

. 66

47. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

July 16

Warrant not wanted for

The “Satellite." Sia-

tion of the “Albatross"

changed. Warrants for

five vessels wanted . 66

48. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

July 20

Returning five warrants

Five Enclosures

to be cancelled . . 67

49. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July 19 July 21 Instructions to Maritime

One Enclosure

Prefect alleged

abuse of the right of

search

67

50. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen July 20 July 22 Returns the warrant is-

One Enclosure

sued to the Zébre " 68

51. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July 22 July 24 Receipt of Despatches. 68

52. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen July 26 July 28 "Les Deux Seurs."

One Enclosure

Complaint against an

officer of H. M. S.

“ Madagascar"

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Date. Receipt. SUBJECT. Page

1842. 1842.
53. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen July 26 July 29 “Marabout."

71
One Enclosure
54. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

July 29 July 31 Sends eight warrants for
British ships.

72 55. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen

1 Aug. 3 “Marabout." Decree One Enclosure

liberating the crew 72

Returning four warrants, Four

and asking for warrants for the “Hornet” and “Spy”

73 57. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Aug. 12 Aug. 14 Receipt of a Despatch. 74 58. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Aug. '12 Aug. 14 Sends six warrants for Two Enclosures

British ships.. 74 59. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen Aug. 15 Aug. 17 Warrant forthe • Alerte"

returned. One required for the “Oreste

75 60. The Earl of Aberdeen to M. de Rohan Chabot Aug. 20

Sends warrant for the “ Oreste”

75 61. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Receipt of Despatches 75 62. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Receipt of Despatch 76 63. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Sends warrants for the One Enclosure

“Hornet” and “Spy” 76 64. Viscount Canning to Lord Cowley

Sept. 8
“ Marabout"

76
65. M. de Rohan Chabot to the Earl of Aberdeen Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Returns warrant for the
One Enclosure

“ Badine," and asks for warrants for the “Eu

ryale” and “ Comète” 77 66. Lord Cowley to Viscount Canning.

One Enclosure
Sept. 16 Sept. 19 “Marabout.” The Cour

Royale at Cayenne is

shut in certain months 77 67. The Earl of Aberdeen to M. de Rohan Chabot Sept. 21

Sends warrants for the

“Euryale” and “ Comète *

78 68. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley . Oct. 1

Eight warrants returned. Eight Enclosures

One required for the “ Daphne"

78 69. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Asks for a warrant for

the “ Nisus” 70. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Oct. 15

Sends warrant for the “ Nisus"

78 71. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Receipt of a Despatch 79 72. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Complaint against H.M.S. One Enclosure

“ Cygnet,” in the case of the “ Aigle"

79 73. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Oct. 26

Complaint against H.M.S.

“Cygnet," in the case

of the “ Aigle” . 81 74. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Oct. 26

“ Marabout.” Inquiry One Enclosure

instituted.

81 75. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Sending warrant for the One Enclosure

“Daphne"

83 76. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Nov. 2

Warrant required for

H.M.S. “ Orestes” 84 77. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Warrants required for

two French ships. Six ditto returned.

ris's" station changed 84 78. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Nov. 7

“ Marabout”

84 79. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen Nov. 8 Nov. 8 France will not ratify the

Treaty of 1841 . 85 80. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Nov. 8
“ Marabout'

85
Eight Enclosures
81. Protocol of Conference

Nov. 9

Treaty. Closing of the protocol

114 82. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Nov. 9

Treaty. Closing of the One Enclosure

protocol

11+ 83. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Receipt of a Despatch 115 84. The Earl of Aberdeen to Lord Cowley

Nov. 11

Treaty. Intention of Three Enclosures

France not to ratify it 115 85. Lord Cowley to the Earl of Aberdeen

Nov. 11 Nov. 14 “Marabout"

116 86. The Earl of Aberdeen to Count St. Aulaire Nov. 16

Sending warrrants for the Two Enclosures

“Papillon” and “Estafette"

116 87. Count St. Aulaire to the Earl of Aberdeen • Nov. 15 Nov. if “ Marabout.” Further Thirty-one Enclosures

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