One article of the outward cargo stands on the account thus: “Eighty-two barrels, six hogsheads, and six tierces of New England
rum; thirty-three barrels best Jamaica
spirits; thirty-three barrels of Barbadoes
rum; twenty-five pair pistols; two casks musket-ball; one chest of hand-arms; twenty-five cutlasses.”
cargo is recorded thus: “In the hole, on board of the ‘Snow Caesar
,’ one hundred and fifty-three adult slaves, and two children.”
The following is a fair specimen of the captain's running-account, in his purchase of slaves, while on the coast of Africa
, copied by us from the original manuscript:--
|Dr.||The natives of Annamboe||Per contra,||Cr.|
|1770.|| ||gals.||1770.|| ||gals.|
|April 22.||To 1 hogshead of rum||110||April 22.||By 1 woman-slave||110|
|May 1.||To rum||130||May 1.||By 1 prime woman-slave||130|
|May 2.||To 1 hogshead rum||105||May 2.||By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. lin||105|
|May 7.||To 1 hogshead rum||108||May 7.||By 1 boy-slave, 4ft. 3in||108|
|May 5.||To cash in gold||5oz.
2.||May 5.||By 1 prime man-slave||5oz.
|May 5.||To cash in gold||2oz.|| || || |
|May 5.||To 2 doz. of snuff||1oz.||May 5.||By 1 old man for a Lingister||3oz.
| || ||----3oz.
0.|| || || |
How will the above read in the capital of Liberia
two hundred years hence?