2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2020 11:51 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking Maritime Slave Trade & U.S. Revenue Cutter Service records

    Robert Smith Newbie

      I am trying to locate historical documents of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS) from its inception (1790) that are associated with United States slave trade activity and enforcement of U.S. Laws and Treaties regulating slave trade by sea.  I am particularly interested in items including but not limited to: ship log entries; heliographs/photographs/pictures/paintings; maps/navigation charts/seaport descriptions; operational orders; messages and correspondence; inspection reports and boarding reports; circa 1800 – 1866 USRCS ship names and patrol areas and home ports; circa 1800 — 1866 USRCS testimonies/correspondence related to the U.S. maritime slave trade; circa 1800 – 1866 U.S. regulations and USRCS directives related to the U.S. maritime slave trade; and cargo manifests/shipping papers/bills of lading related to the U.S. maritime slave trade. My list is not intended to be exhaustive or complete.  Any documentation or information you can offer would be appreciated.