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Advert; passage of ship

Advert; passage of ship


From Bonner and Middleton’s Bristol Journal – editorials all talk of either rebellions in America or French wars.

Advert for the passage to Philadelphia on the ship, the Unity. Mentions that the indentured servants will meet with good encouragement.

In 1776, the thirteen American colonies began fighting for independence from Britain. France, Spain and Holland supported the Americans. North America supplied the Caribbean islands with large amounts of food and supplies. The American colonies also bought a large amount of the sugar, rum and molasses produced. The resulting war seriously disrupted transatlantic trade, and Bristol merchants were affected by this. In the Caribbean, 3,000 slaves died as a result of food shortages caused by the war.

Date: April 8th 1775

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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