An Abstract of Cargoe for the Windward Coast Africa

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An Abstract of Cargoe for the Windward Coast Africa

Subject

Slave trade -- Côte d'Ivoire
Slave trade -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Commerce -- Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire -- Commerce -- Great Britain

Description

Abstract listing the cargo of an unknown slave trader bound for the Windward Coast of Africa, modern Côte d'Ivoire. The trader was most likely from Liverpool as some of the cargo is from Manchester. The cargo consists chiefly of manufactured goods including cloth, beads, muskets and spirits. Much of the cloth is Indian in origin, chiloes, brawles, niccaneees, and bijudipauts. There are some raw materials including lead and iron listed in the cargo. The mention of cloth from Benin "if to be gott' implies trading en route. The cargo was to be traded for 250 slaves. There is a notation in pencil which may suggest 40 of the slaves were lost during the voyage. Slavevoyages.org shows one voyage in 1756 that left Africa with 250 slaves and reached America with 210 [see entry 24046]. That voyage was undertaken by the Bromley commanded by Captain Collins. There is a brief notice of the Bromley's arrival at Barbados in Read's Weekly Journal, or British Gazeteer dated May 15, 1756.

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1756

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jpeg

Language

eng

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Text

Identifier

MS 2008.17

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An Abstract of a Cargoe for the Windward Coast


    s               [£]          [s]          [p]     
  80. ps.     Bandannoes 1/2 flowd. 1/2 plain a         20/     £ 80      
  20. ps. Blue & White Callicoes 21/     21    
  80. ps. Blue Ramilies 13/6     54    
  50. ps. Cotton Ditto 11/6       28   15  
  20. ps. plaid Ramilies Manchester 10/    10    
200. Blue Basts India 21/ 210    
  10. Ditto Manchester all Cotton 25/     12   10  
  30. Blue Basts Linnen Manchester 18/     27    
            £ 443..5
           
  30. ps plaid Chiloes 18 yds each 16/6     24   15  
  30. ps Ditto Ditto 9     each 8/3     12     7     6
  30. Ps Turkey plaid Checks 16/     24    
  50 ps 3/4 Linnen Checks 20 yds each 10/9     26   17     6
  50 ps. yd wide ditto ditto 14/6     36     5  
  50 . Brawles 25 Cotton & 25 Linnen 6/     15    
  70. ps Long Niccanees all Cotton 18/     63    
  80. ps short Ditto Ditto 13/     52    
            £ 254..5
           
  20. All Cotton Niganipauts 25/     25    
  20. All Linnen Ditto 18/     18    
  20. All Cotton Bijudipauts 25/     25    
  20. All Linnen Ditto 18/     18    
  50. Long Chiloes all Cotton 18. yds 18/     45    
  50. Short Ditto ditto 9 9/     22   10  
  80. ps. Red Plains 10/     40    
              193..10
           
  24. Dozen Worsted Caps 5/     6    
  18. Do. Mens Flelt Hatts 15/     13   10  
  12. Mens Dutch Caps Laced 10/     6    
            25..10
           
  Bennin high Cloths if to be got         50
           
  Carried Over         £ 966..10
           
  Brot Over         £ 966..10
           
300. Bunches small Black Beads.        
100. Bunches small White Ditto       35    
200. Bunches small Red pipe        
  50. Bunches large Mungie        
           
           
  50. head small black Seed Beads        
  50. head small White Ditto       18    
100 head small White Barricorn        
  50 head small black Ditto        
           
    3. hhds Tobacco large hands   £ 30    
800. Gallons Malt Spirits at 16d     53   6     8
            83..6..8
           
  58 Barrels Gunpowder       20   3  
1334 Hegs for Ditto of 2320 a Barrel 6/     33   7  
            236..7..
           
600. Lead Barrs       18    
400. 3tt Pewter Basons        
  a 10d/     60      
200. 2tt Ditto        
           
250. Legs Manilies        
200. Arms Manilies       15    
           
1. Box Copper Rods       6    
            99 .. ..
450. Kettles Sorted     220    
120. Neptunes     70    
750. Guinea Pans     70    
300. Irons Barrs     60    
            420 .. ..
           
500. Square Musketts        
100. Round Ditto Varnish'd Stocks     210    
600. Catch trading Guns 6/8   200    
  20 Carv'd Birding Guns 11/     11    
  30. plain ditto 10/     15    
  20 Buccaneirs 9/8       9   13   4
            445..13..4
           
  Carried Over         £ 2318..17
           
  Brot. Over         £ 2318..2..
           
    s      
  30. Trading Beech Musketts a 9/6     14   5  
  20. Gross Knives 20/ £  20    
  12 Gross pipes & 6 Boxes         2 10  
    8. Dozn Snuff Boxes sorted         2    
400. Cardavines Locks ye at 2/     40    
  Bottles & Corks for ditto       27    
  30. Chests & Locks &amp locks         7 10  
    1 Dozen Snuff         1    
            100.. ..
           
            Amount £ 2418..2..

1756
Abstract of a Cargoe
for the Windward Coast
Africa. For 250
Slaves in a Ship of
100 Tons Carpenters
Measure

Original Format

Ink on paper.

Citation

“An Abstract of Cargoe for the Windward Coast Africa,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 26, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/71.