Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior Relating to the Suppression of the African Slave Trade and Negro Colonization, 1854-72.United States. National Archives. Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1949.
MIC FLM E 453 U55 10 reels. 35 mm.
On March 2, 1807 Congress outlawed the importation of slaves into the United States after January 1, 1808, and provided penalties for those involved in the slave trade. Violations were frequent and through the years Congress passed stronger laws. In 1861 President Lincoln gave the Secretary of the Interior the authority for enforcing these laws, previously the responsibility of several departments.
As filed in the National Archives.
Pamphlet Accompanying Microcopy No. 160.
Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1961. Includes a description of items on each reel. A table of contents is also printed at the beginning to reel 1.