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41 Baron Fagel to Mr. Secretary Canning.. Whitehall Place, 28th Oct. 384

42 The Earl of Clancarty to Mr. Secretary

Canning ....

Incl.-The Earl of Clancarty to The Baron de Nagell...... .November 21.

The Hague....21st Nov. 384

384

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44 G. W. Chad, Esq. to Mr. See Canning.. The Hague.....1st Jan. 386 Incl. 1.-The Baron de Nagell to G. W.

Chad, Esq. .....Dec. 31, 1823.

2-Report of the Fiscal to the Go

vernor of Surinam, Paramaribo,
July 14, 1823...

386

.... 387

45 G. W. Chad, Esq. to Mr. Sec'. Canning..The Hague..... 8th Jan. 390 Incl. M. Le Clercq. to G. W. Chad, Esq.

Jan. 6....

390

46 Mr. Sec Canning to G. W. Chad, Esq.. Foreign Office..31st Jan, 391 47 G. W. Chad, Esq. to Mr. Sec'. Canning..The Hague.....9th Feb. 391 Incl.-G. W. Chad, Esq. to M. Reinhold

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48 G. W. Chad, Esq. to Mr. Sec3. Canning..The Hague....20th Feb. 392 Incl.-1 M. Reinhold to G. W. Chad, Esq.

Feb. 20.

2-G.W. Chad, Esq. to M. Reinhold

Feb. 20...

393

.... 393

49 G. W. Chad, Esq. to Mr. Sec. Canning.. The Hague....24th Feb. 394 Incl. 1—M. Reinhold, to G. W. Chad, Esq. 394

Feb. 21...

5th May 395 6th May 395 7th May 396

50 Mr. Secy. Canning to Viscount Granville.. Foreign Office, 4th May 394
51 Mr. Sec3. Canning to Viscount Granville.. Foreign Office,
52 Mr. Secr. Canning to Viscount Granville..Foreign Office,
53 Mr. Sec'. Canning to Viscount Granville.. Foreign Office,
54 Mr. Sec'. Canning to Viscount Granville..

(and to the British Commissioners at
Sierra Leone and Surinam) .........Foreign Office, 8th May 396

FRANCE.

55 Sir C. Stuart to Mr. Sec3. Canning......Paris.....

Incl. 1-Sir Charles Stuart to The Vi

comte de Chateaubriand, May 28..

2-Sir Charles Stuart to the Vi

1823. ...2nd June 397

397

398

comte de Chateaubriand, May 30....

56 Mr. Sec. Canning to Sir C. Stuart......Foreign Office,. 3d June 398 Incl.-Mr. Consul Parkinson to Mr. Sec. Canning...... Pernambuco, March 21..

399

57 Sir C. Stuart to Mr. Sec. Canning.....Paris......... 19th June 400 Incl. The Vicomte de Chateaubriand to

Sir Charles Stuart ........June 17....

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58 Mr. Sec1. Canning to Sir C. Stuart...... Foreign Office, 14th July 401 59 Sir C. Stuart to Mr. Sec'. Canning......Paris,...

Incl.
de Chateaubriand

Sir Charles Stuart to The Vicomte

July 12..

.21st July 401

402

No.

60 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secr. Canning. Paris.
Incl. The Vicomte de Chateaubriand to
Sir Charles Stuart..........July 24...

61 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secy. Canning. Paris..
62 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Sec. Canning. Paris

Incl.-Extract from the Moniteur of Aug.6... 63 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr Secy. Canning. Paris. Incl. List of French Vessels....

64 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secr. Canning. Paris...
Incl. 1-Sir Charles Stuart to The Vicomte

de Chateaubriand .........Jan. 4..
2-List of Ships said to be recently
fitted out from Nantes for the Slave
Trade......

65 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secr. Canning. Paris..
Incl. The Vicomte de Chateaubriand to

Sir Charles Stuart.......... Jan. 10..............

66 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secr. Canning. Paris... Incl. 1-Sir Charles Stuart to The Vicomte

de Chateaubriand.......................... Feb. 3......... 2-Statement of French Vessels said to be fitting out for the Slave Trade at Nantes....

67 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secy. Canning. Paris..

Incl--The Vicomte de Chateaubriand to

Sir Charles Stuart.......... Feb. 12.....

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68 Mr. S ec Canning to Sir Charles Stuart. Foreign Office, 18th Mar. 407 69 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Sec. Canning. Paris...... .25th Mar. 408 70 Mr. Secy. Canning to Sir Charles Stuart.. Foreign Office, 31st Mar. 408 71 Sir Charles Stuart to Mr. Secy. Canning.. Paris.....

Incl. 1.-Sir Charles Stuart to The Vicomte

de Chateaubriand.......... April 5 2-The Vicomte de Chateaubriand to Sir Charles Stuart ....... April 12.

15th April 408

409

409

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CORRESPONDENCE

WITH FOREIGN POWERS.

SPAIN.

No. 1.-Mr. Secretary Canning to Sir William à Court. SIR, Foreign Office, May 1823. I TRANSMIT to you the Copy of a Letter from the Colonial Department to this Office, in which are inclosed Communications from the Governor of the Bahama Islands, representing the circumstances under which a considerable number of Negroes have been clandestinely conveyed from those Islands to Cuba:and I am to signify to you His Majesty's commands, to represent this matter to the Spanish Government, and to request that Instructions may be given to the proper Authorities in the Island of Cuba, to cause the Negroes so carried off, to be sent back to the Bahamas, and to put a stop to the reception of Negroes under similar circumstances in that Island.

For this purpose, it may be desirable that the Spanish Authorities at Cuba should be instructed to enter into Communications with the Governor of the Bahamas.

I am, &c.

The Right Hon. Sir W. à Court.

GEORGE CANNING.

No. 2.-Mr. Secretary Canning to the British Ambassadors and Ministers at Foreign Courts.

(Circular.)

Foreign Office, July 28, 1823. I SEND you a printed Copy of the Correspondence, relative to the Slave Trade, which was laid before Parliament during the last Session. I am, &c.

GEORGE CANNING.

His Majesty's Ambassadors and Ministers at Foreign Courts.

No. 3.-Mr. Secretary Canning to Sir William à Court. SIR, Foreign Office, October 24, 1823. THE inclosed Papers, forwarded to me from the Colonial Office, are Letters from Major Moodie, Commissioner for enquiring into the condition of apprenticed Africans in the West Indies: they contain details of a practice, which is stated to be frequent, of enticing away those Apprentices, and

selling them as Slaves in Porto Rico, where several, who are therein described, are stated to be now kept in slavery.

You will take an early opportunity of representing these facts to the Government of Spain; and you will express the confidence of His Majesty's Government, that they will send out orders to the Governor of Porto Rico, to release these Persons, and to deliver them over to the nearest British Authority competent to receive them; and also to issue such general directions throughout their Settlements, as shall appear to be best adapted to prevent the continuance at those Places of a practice so repugnant to humanity, and to the Treaty against illegal Slave Trade, as that complained of in the inclosed Papers. I am, &c.

The Right Hon. Sir W. à Court.

GEORGE CANNING.

No. 4.-Mr. Secretary Canning to the British Ambassadors and Ministers, at Madrid, Lisbon, and The Hague, and Consul General at Rio de Janeiro.

(Circular.)

Foreign Office, November 6, 1823. I TRANSMIT to you the Copy of an Instruction which I have this day addressed to His Majesty's Commissioners at Sierra Leone, Surinam, The Havannah, and Rio de Janeiro, upon the subject of the Charges which are rendered in by the Marshal of the Mixed Commission Court at those Places, for Articles necessary to the due and decent subsistence of Slaves prior to emancipation, and for personal services performed by the Marshal of the Court, and by other Persons under his superintendence, and under the directions of the Court, in regard to ships and to their cargoes, brought in for adjudication under the Treaties for preventing illegal Slave Trade.

As these charges involve no other expenses than what are absolutely necessary, for the bringing to proper adjudication the captured Vessels and their cargoes, they are justly chargeable upon the proceeds of such as are condemned, so far as they have been incurred in each particular case. His Majesty's Commissioners have, therefore, been authorised to deduct their amount, in each case of a condemned Vessel, from the proceeds of that Vessel and her cargo, before these proceeds are divided into moieties; and they have been instructed to invite the Foreign Commissioners to concur in this arrange

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