orian Brooks, writing about midway between the time of these papers and the present day, said,
How will the above read in the capital of Liberia two hundred years hence?
How does it read in Medford (where rum was made) today?
But the Nantucket-Boston-Medford men were not sinners above all men.
There were others, as a recent publication, A Rhode Island Slaver (Shepley Library, Providence, 1922), clearly proves by reproducing the Trade book of the Sloop Adventure, 1773-4.
Of Captain Peter Gwin, his various commands, voyages and doings, the letters and instructions of his assured friend and owner give much information, and are a side light on a business once considered legitimate.
Lack of space in our last issue precluded our saying all we desired regarding the Register.
At the urgent request of the Society we begin a new volume, and with this number complete fifteen years of editorial service, which we must ere long turn over, we trust to younger and abl