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Extract from a table


Extract from a table listing the state and condition of the captured negroes condemned in the Court of Vice Admiralty . They were on board a captured Spanish ship called Manuella which was illegally trading after the Abolition Act was passed (a new law which meant that the trading in slaves was no longer legal). The ship was condemned in the Court of Vice Admiralty at Tortolla, an island off Nevis in the Caribbean. From, Slave Trade Papers Relating to Captured Negroes , Tortola Schedule, 1825.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in it’s original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1825

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1996/24/1190

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