Washington DC: US Congress, 1843. 1st. CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE REPORT ON PROTECTING FREE COLORED SEAMEN IN SOUTHERN PORTS "...it often happens, at the ports of Charleston, Savannah, Mobile and New Orleans, that ... free persons of color are taken from the vessels to which they belong, thrown into prison, and there detained at their own expense." 58pp, 6 x 9" Light foxing typical for a document of this age.
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