London: Reports of State Trials, New Series, HMSO, 1889. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good. Item #258132
The plaintiff, a British subject, was in 1815 a merchant in Florida, then belonging to Spain, and was the owner of about 100 negro slaves. The defendant, Sir A. Cochrane, was the commander in chief of his Majesty's fleet on the North American station, and Sir G. Cochrane was the second in command. On the 24th February 1815, 38 of the plaintiff's slaves, escaping from his plantation, went on board one of his Majesty's vessels lying not in Spanish waters. The plaintiff asked the defendant G. to deliver up the slaves. G.C. told him that he might see them, and endeavour to persuade them to return. They refused, and the defendant G.C. to convey the slaves to the British colony of Bermuda, whither they were taken. Action of trover. Verdict for the plaintiff, subject to the opinion of the Court on a special case. 12 pages, printed in double columns. An original article from the Reports of State Trials, New Series, 1889. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Large octavo (15 x 23 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: State Trials::New Series; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 258132.
Keywords: BZDB395 Florida. Antigua. HMS Albion, HMS Ruby, North America, Slavery, State Trials::New Series; Antiquarian & Rare. Southern States in Free State Courts Forbes against Cochrane and Cockburn Proceedings in the Court of Kings Bench in 1824 in an