U.S. Brig Perry, American Slave Ship Martha Off Ambriz
This lithograph depicted the USS Perry captureing the American slave ship, Marth, off Ambriz in the Kwanza North region. Foote described how "no slaves were on board at the time, but the vessel was equipped with 176 casks of water (each holding 150 gallons), 150 barrels of farine, several sacks of beans, 4 iron boilers for cooking slave provisions, iron bars with the necessary woodwork, for securing slaves to the deck, and 400 spoons for feeding them" (p. 285). Andrew Hull Foote (1806–1863) was an American naval officer and abolitionist who commanded USS Perry off the African coast to suppress the slave trade between 1849 and 1851.
Andrew H. Foote, Africa and the American Flag (New York; D. Appleton & Co., 1854), p. 286.
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