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Slavery Collection, 1709-1864
[Letter to Capt. Nicholas Power]
Mss Collection - Slavery Collection
Two-page letter to Captain Nicholas Power of Providence, Rhode Island, denying a request for insurance against 'the mortality of slaves' and 'Barbary Cruisers' [probably Barbary corsairs] for an upcoming voyage. Power is encouraged to request insurance for his Brig 'against the Danger of the Sea [and] the Insurrection of Slaves.' Includes discussion of London Premiums for Coast to Market voyages. Letter signed 'S. S.'
Slave trade--Rhode IslandRhode Island--Commerce
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