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1843 187. Mr. Hamilton to the Earl of Nov. 22 Case of Negress Serafina 417
Dec. 2 Negroes of the Paquete
de Benguela and Asseiceira
Dec. 23 Case of the Dous Amigos 422
1844 196. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Feb. 27 Case of the Vencedora... 423
Feb. 27 | Reply to demand for re
storation of Negro
424 201. Mr. Hamilton to the Earl of Jan. 27 | Ubatuba affair. Apology Aberdeen
demanded from Gover-
Feb. 27 Non-fulfilment by Brazil
of stipulations of the
Slave 'I'rade Treaty........ 427 208. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. April 26 Approval of above
Hamilton 209. Mr. Hamilton to the Earl of Mar. 12 Case of the Dous Amigos 445
Mar. 12 | Demand for restitution of
Mar. 12 Passenger in Vencedora
slaver, M. J. Madeira,
sent to the Cape ........... 447 215.
April 24 Case of the Vencedora.... 447 216.
April 24 Ditto ditto
454 217. M. Lisboa to the Earl of Aber- June 27 Demands recall of the indeen
structions issued September 11, 1843, to the Sierra Leone Commissioners respecting refer. ence to arbitration in Brazilian cases of equipment
.... 456 219. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. July 2 Case of the Maria Theresa 459
Hamilton 220. Mr. Hamilton to the Earl of May 13 Detention of the RelamAberdeen
pago by H. M. S. Dolphim.....
July 17 Detention of the Relampago
Oct. 12 Case of the Cyrus..
Oct. 12 Principe Americano vi
sited by H.M.S. Racer, complaint
464 233. M. Lisboa"to the Earl of Aber. Dec. 20 Case of the Relampago ; deen
Oct. 12 Case of the Sooy
claims indemnity 465 234. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Dec. 31 Instruction as to sending Hamilton
emancipated Negroes to the British West India colonies
BRAZIL (RIO DE JANEIRO).
sons for refusing to
1844 236. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Mar. 6 On his refusal to attest Hesketh
M. Fonseca's papers .... 469 242. Mr. Hesketh to the Earl of Aber. July 27 Destruction of M. Fon. deen
seca's goods at Cabinda 470 244.
Sept. 25 British subjects impli
cated in Slave Trade ..., 471
BRAZIL (PABA.) Consular:
1843 253. Mr. Ryan to the Earl of Aberdeen Nov. 10 Report on Slave Trade
and slavery in the pro
vince of Para............... 471 254.
Nov. 24 Replies to queries on
Slave Trade and slavery
in the province of Para 475
Jan. 10 Census of province of
Para, December 31,1843 478
BRAZIL (PABAIBA). Consular :
1844 263. Mr. Newcomen to the Earl of May 29 Report on slavery and Aberdeen
Slave Trade in Brazil.... 478 24.
July 22 Statistics of population
of province of Paraiba 494
BRAZIL (PERNAMBUCO). Consular:
1844 265. Mr. Cowper to the Earl of Aber- Jan. 1 Annual report on Slave
Trade and slavery ........ 496
1843 269. Sir Edward Disbrowe to the Earl Dec. 29 Negroes illegally introof Aberdeen
duced into Surinam
after the Treaty of 1818 502
1844 271. The Earl of Aberdeen to Sir Feb. 5 Negroes of the Légère... 503
Edward Digbrowe 272. Sir Edward Disbrowe to the Earl Feb. 6 Ditto ditto
504 of Aberdeen 273.
Feb. 20 Ditto ditto
505 277. Mr. Hudson to the Earl of Aber. Mayo Negroes of the Snow 506 deen
May 7 Negroes of the Légère.... 506 279.
May 7 Case of the Negro Cas
goa Bay by the master
508 283. Mr. Hudson to the Earl of Aber- July 12 Negroes of the Légère. deen
Beverley and Leach,
512 285. The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Sept. 3 Relatives of the Negroes Hudson
of the Snow, held in sla
very in Surinam 513 286. Mr. Hudson to the Earl of Aug. 81 Negroes of the Snow Aberdeen
claim to compensation
SWEDEN AND NORWAY.
dismissal of M. Gaspary
Oct. 18 Proposed emancipation of
Slave Trade and slavery
Slave Trade and slavery
Jan. 18 Limits of right of search 521 365.
Feb. 27 Establishment of Mixed
No. 1.-Mr. Bulwer to the Earl of Aberdeen.-(Rec. January 15.) My LORD
Madrid, January 7, 1844. In obedience to the instructions contained in your Lordship's despatch of the 19th ultimo, I have the honour to inclose a copy of the note which I have addressed to Senhor Gonzalez Bravo, regarding the late occupation of the island of Fernando Po by the Spanish Government.
I have, &c. The Earl of Aberdeen, K.T. HENRY LYTTON BULWER. (Inclosure.)-Mr. Bulwer to Señor Gonzalez Bravo. Sir,
Madrid, January 3, 1844. Her Majesty's Government having received information of the intention of the Government of Spain to assume the administration of the Island of Fernando Po, and to establish a settlement upon it, I have been instructed to make to your Excellency the following observations.
Her Majesty's Government having acknowledged the right of Spain to the sovereignty of Fernando Po, they have no objection to offer to the measures which it is said the Spanish Government are about to take with respect to it.
The object which Her Majesty's Government had in view, in offering to purchase from the Spanish Crown the sovereignty of Fernando Po, was the effectual suppression of the Slave Trade ; for which object they were of opinion, that the possession of that island would afford greater facilities. And if now Her Catholic Majesty's Government are about to form an establishment on that island, Her Majesty's Government feel that they are justified in requiring that the great and humane purpose to which I have just alluded, shall be kept steadily in view; and that, in accordance with the spirit of the Treaty by which the 2 Crowns are bound, the Spanish Government shall not permit the baneful evil of Slave Trade to spring up in the spot they are about to occupy; but on the contrary, use every means which their position in Fernando Po will afford them for putting down this irregular traffic.
I am further directed specially to require, that any Spanish authorities who may be established in the island shall be enjoined to gire that protection to the persons and property of the English missionaries and settlers which, in virtue of ancient friendly Treaties, it is the duty of Her Majesty's Government to claim for them as subjects of the British Crown.
I thus address your Excellency in the perfect confidence that Her Catholic Majesty's Government will readily furnish the assurance that the wishes of Her Majesty's Government will in this instance be fully complied with.
I have, &c. H.E. Don Luis Gonzalez Bravo. HENRY LYTTON BULWER.
No. 2.- The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Bulwer. SIR,
Foreign Office, January 18, 1844. With reference to my despatch of the 13th ultimo, respecting the conduct of the authorities in Cuba, in the execution of the Treaties between Great Britain and Spain, I herewith transmit to you copies of a despatch from Her Majesty's Commissioners, and of 2 despatches from Her Majesty's Consul-General, which I have received since the date of my despatch to you. From these communications you will perceive that the Slave Trade is still permitted to be carried on with impunity in Cuba and that the Captain-General, following out the intention which he intimated in his note of the 29th October to the Consul-General, has not even acknowledged the receipt of Mr. Crawford's last communication; and he has required Her Majesty's Commissioners, in addressing him, to limit themselves to statements of acts done, without venturing upon any observations inculpating Spanish functionaries.
You will state to the Spanish Minister, by note, that Her Majesty's Government may reasonably hope that the Government of Her Catholic Majesty will not countenance the conduct of the Captain-General of Cuba in this particular.
It is the duty of Her Majesty's agents to make communications to the Spanish Local authorities on the execution of Treaties between Great Britain and Spain ; and it is no less the duty of the Spanish functionaries to receive and pay due attention to such communications.
If there had been, in the letters of Her Majesty's Commissioners, or of Her Majesty's Consul-General, upon these occasions, anything objectionable, either in matter or in tone, Her Majesty's Government would have deemed it incumbent upon them to express their disapproval of the conduct of the British functionaries in this respect; but it appears to Her Majesty's Government that the letters in question contain only matter which it was right that Her Majesty's Consul-General and Commissioners should bring to the knowledge of the Captain-General, and that they are couched in language in which there is nothing to disapprove. Such being the case, Her Majesty's Government feel that the Captain-General of Cuba ought to be directed to change his conduct towards the British functionaries, and to receive, acknowledge, and attend to the representations made by them; and you
will therefore demand that orders to that effect may be issued to him.
The information contained in the accompanying despatches, respecting the Slave Trade carried on in Cuba, will serve to strengthen the remonstrances which, by my instruction of the 31st ultimo, you are directed to make upon this point to the Spanish Government.
I am, &c. H. L. Bulwer, Esq.
No. 10.-The Earl of Aberdeen to Mr. Bulwer. SIR,
Foreign Office, March 25, 1844. DURING the last war between Great Britain and the United States of America, the British forces having occupied a post on the coast of Florida, called Prospect Bluffs, a portion of the population of that part of the country were taken into British service, On the