Portrait Of Andrew H. Foote

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0062
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Seizure Of The Slaver <i>Martha</i>

On June 6, 1850, a boarding party from the brig USS Perry seized the slaver Martha just hours after she loaded a cargo of 1,800 Africans from Angola. Martha's skipper first thought Perry to be British, so he hoisted the American flag because federal law prohibited foreign warships from stopping an American ship. When the skipper spied a U.S. naval officer on board the brig, he hastily raised the Brazilian flag. Read more »

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0063
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy