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A Slave Ship Captain Negotiates with an African Ruler

As captain of the slave ship Sally on its 1764-1766 voyage, Esek Hopkins was responsible for recording information about his ship's trade with sellers and buyers of enslaved human cargo. This page from his log details the complex negotiations that he had to undertake with African rulers.

Source | Esek Hopkins, Brig Sally's Account Book, 1765; from Brown University, The Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally, 1764-1765, http://dl.lib.brown.edu/repository/repoman.php?verb=render&id=1161038386638650.
Creator | Esek Hopkins
Rights | Used by permission of The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | Esek Hopkins, “A Slave Ship Captain Negotiates with an African Ruler,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 21, 2017, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/740.

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