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Trade book of the sloop Rhode Island, January 18, 1749-May 6, 1749
Rhode Island (Ship)Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778Lindsey, David, CaptainJames, Peter, sea-captain
Account book, January 18, 1749-May 6, 1749, kept aboard the sloop Rhode Island while on a voyage to Africa to procure enslaved people for her owners, Philip Livingston and sons, New York City. Peter James was shipmaster. Included are accounts for the purchase of enslaved people, 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 enslaved people, etc. The trading was carried out on various locations between Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast.
Mss Collection - BV Rhode Island (Ship)
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