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Newspaper extract, advert for herrings

Newspaper extract, advert for herrings


Newspaper extract from The Cornwall Chronicle, Jamaica. Advert for Just Imported herrings. Herrings were fished by British fishing fleets in towns such as Bridgewater, Somerset. They were exported to the Caribbean islands, such as Jamaica, and sold as food for slaves on plantations.

Date: 8th February 1783

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