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Trade Book of the Sloop Rhode Island, Dec. 1748-July 1749
Rhode Island (Ship)
Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778
Lindsey, David, Captain
James, Peter, sea-captain
New-York Historical Society
Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul., kept aboard the sloop Rhode Island while on a voyage to Africa to procure slaves for her owners, Philip Livingston and sons, New York City. Peter James was shipmaster. Included are accounts for the purchase of slaves, gold, and other goods; for sales of rum and other provisions to the crew, various expenses, the purchase of provisions, an inventory of goods delivered to Captain David Lindsey, a record of the deaths of 37 slaves, etc. The trading was carried out on various locations between Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast.
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