Amistad Decision

Here is a copy of the decision of the court in the Amistad case,  including these words:

“Cinquez and Grabeau shall not sigh for Africa in vain.  Bloody as may be their hands, they shall yet embrace their kindred.  I shall put in form a decree of this Court, that these Africans, excepting Antonio,  be delivered  to the President of the U. S. to be transported to Africa, there to be delivered to the Agent, appointed  to receive and conduct them home. ….”

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