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Stealing slaves... A sea monster at New London...
Item # 601150
August 17, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 17, 1769
* 18th century sea serpent ?
* Slave trade - Jamaica
Page 6 has a nice account from Kingston, Jamaica, of a plot to steal slaves using an accomplice slave by the name of Quashee (see).
The back page has a letter from New London, Connecticut, concerning: "...an ill-looking voracious sea monster...to steer clear of its devouring jays. It has been seen to devour whole vessels at once..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's