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Articles of agreement

Articles of agreement


From ships’ muster roll book, 1793 – 1795; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: SMV 175.
Articles of agreement for the ship, the Jupiter , 1792.
The Jupiter left Bristol for Bonny, West Africa. Reports give different numbers of slaves bought and sold. Either 379 or 389 had been taken across the Atlantic to Jamaica. 355 Eboe (an ethnic group) slaves were advertised in the local papers for sale.

See also muster roll for the ship, the Jupiter .

Articles of agreement set out the terms and conditions of a voyage. The Articles was a standard printed form, listing the food rations and financial arrangements the crew would receive.
The muster roll is a list of all crew signed on for all or part of a voyage, which was used to calculate the money each man should pay to the Sailors Hospital Fund (insurance).

The Society of Merchant Venturers is a Bristol-based organisation, which was formed in 1552 as an elite body of merchants involved in overseas trade. The Society still exists today.

Date: 1792

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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