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Early report of a slave ship... Celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act...
Item # 642638
May 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767 Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proceeded for St. Kitt's..." then report of a murder on board, and then: "...was afterwards cast away on the Isle of May, and the slaves were sold to the Portuguese for 50 dollars a head."
Another report notes that: "...from the Grenades, we hear that the rebellious Negroes who had fled to the mountains in that island were entirely suppressed, the ringleaders punished, and the others properly disposed of." And also: "Letters form New York...say 'The Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act, March the 18th, has been celebrated in a grand manner throughout most if not all of the British Colonies..." and more.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, and although the front page has rubbing poor inking, all of the key content and much of the issue is quite nice (see images).
Category: The 1600's and 1700's