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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 63

4. John Quincy Adams, Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Case of the United States, Appellants, vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans Captured in the Schooner Amistad, by Lieut. Gedney, Delivered on the 24th of February and 1st of March, 1841, with a Review of the Case of the Antelope, Reported in the 10th, 11th, and 12th Volumes of Wheaton’s Reports (New York: S. W. Benedict, 1841). (135 p.)

Argument before the Supreme Court seeking freedom for thirty-six African slaves who seized the Amistad off the coast of Cuba on July 2, 1839, and sailed north until they reached Long Island, New York. Eventually, the slaves were freed. (The collection also has a copy of Roger S. Baldwin’s argument before the Supreme Court [Volume 92, No. 4].)