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Rhode Island (Ship)Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778Lindsey, David, CaptainJames, Peter, sea-captain
Rhode Island (Ship), Trade book of the sloop Rhode Island, January 18-May 6, 1749
Trade Book of the Sloop Rhode Island, January 18-May 6, 1749
New-York Historical Society
Account book, January 18-May 6, 1749, kept aboard the sloop Rhode Island while on a voyage to Africa to transport enslaved Africans to America for her owners, Philip Livingston and Sons, New York City. Peter James was shipmaster. Included are accounts for the purchase of enslaved people, and goods like gold, 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 those held captive on the ship, and other incidents aboard the Rhode Island, etc. The trading was carried out on various locations between contemporary Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast.
Mss Collection - BV Rhode Island (Ship)
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