Slave Trade in Brazil

(From Russkii Invalid,  No. 171, Sunday, 1 August 1854. Page 810.)

- From Rio De Janeiro it is reported that due to military events in Europe, the traffic in slaves in Brazil has been resumed at an increased level of activity since most of the English naval vessels, with only a few exceptions that are almost unfit for service, have been recalled from these lands. The Brazilian government, though, is in no condition to interfere with the trade using only its own resources. The prices for slaves have already fallen noticeably. (Reprinted from Preussische Staatliche Anzeige.)

Translated by Mark Conrad, 2000.