Letter to Theodore Sedgwick

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Title: Letter to Theodore Sedgwick
Author: Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Description: Letter written from New York, dated September 3, 1840, to Theodore Sedgwick regarding the plight of the Amistad captives. Tappan writes, "I feel a strong desire to try the writ of Habeas Corpus with reference to the Africans. It is a monstrous perversion of justice to retain these men for political considerations - monstrous!" The Circuit Court's Judge Thompson, hearing an appeal in May, had denied bail to the Amistad captives. The letter mentions Roger S. Baldwin and the question of admitting authentic copies of treaties.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62401
Date: September 3, 1840

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