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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 92

4. Roger S. Baldwin, Argument of Roger S. Baldwin, of New Haven, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Case of the United States, Appellants, vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans of the Amistad (New York: S. W. Benedict, 1841). (32 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 John Quincy Adams’s argument before the Supreme Court [Volume 63, No. 4].)