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The African - Ship Manifest Documented 250 Slaves

John Newton commanded a ship - The African - in the summer of 1752.  It was a slave ship, with 250 slaves aboard.

This image, from the Cowper & Newton Museum, reflects that ship (and its commander) in a listing of Liverpool ships for the year 1752.  It is from a work entitled The Liverpool Privateers, by Gomer Williams, published in 1897.


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Image online, courtesy Cowper & Newton Museum, UK.

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