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Advert: ships colours and stores

Advert: ships colours and stores


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

Advert for ships colours (probably flags) and stores on reasonable terms.

Such businesses helped to supply the slave trade as well as the other branches of maritime trade out of Bristol.

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: Aug 26th 1780

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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