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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 . This extract gives the figures for males dead, of which proof has been given by Affadavits, Certificates or Declarations . The men were on board captured ships which were illegally trading after the Abolition Act was passed (a new law which meant that the trading in slaves was no longer legal). The ships 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 its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1807-23

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1996/24/1190

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