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Letter regarding cargo of slaves

Letter regarding cargo of slaves


Papers of the Duncomb family.
Letter from James laRoche, Richard Farr, Samuel Munckley and John Gresley, Bristol, to Stephen Brizzard and William Warner, agents on Antigua, informing them that Captain Duncomb in the ship, The Cornwall, is on his way from the Gold Coast. Duncomb has a cargo of Negroes, which Brizzard and Warner are to sell, for at least £33 per head. Then to find a cargo for the return journey to Bristol.

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: June 20 1762

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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