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Advert; sale of ship and ivory

Advert for sale of ship and ivory by auction


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

Advert for sale by auction of the ship, the Thomas, well calculated for the African, or any other Trade. Also for the sale of 5 cwt ivory.

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: Jan 28th 1775

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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