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Munro, Bennet, James Gorham, & Amos Green
Two holograph ship documents, as below
August 10 - September 27, [Charleston?] & Havana, 1805. 1) Schooner Concord to Bennet Munro, single sheet (approx. 9½" x 7¼") recording amounts due or paid August 10-13, 1805 to workers ("cash paid Mr. Swazey," "cash paid to Joseph Smith for driving charter party," "William Munro bill from work," "one week's board," etc.), and for various supplies (potatoes, onions, sugar, molasses). The Concord was a sometime slave ship, based in Bristol, R.I. Munro (1749-1830) was a ship captain and slave trader who was born and died in Bristol, R.I. and served as captain on at least one slaving voyage to Africa and likely others that involved the transportation and sale of slaves. The Concord was not being prepared for an African slaving voyage at this time, although she did make such a voyage in September 1806 bringing 90 slaves from Africa (80 of whom reached Charleston) in July 1807. 2) Capt. Bennet Munro in Acct. with James Gorham & A. Green, single sheet (approx. 9¼" x 14¼") folded to make 4 pages, pages 2 and 3 of which contain the accounting, signed by James Gorham and Amos Greden (in a single hand, so likely by one or the other - or perhaps on their behalf by an agent). This appears to be a brief accounting of charges for the maintenance of slaves sold ($27) and of the proceeds ($590) from the sale of two slaves as well as the proceeds of one slave from the account of Thomas Swan, Jr. ($125). Gorham and Green appear to have been the local agents or slave dealers in Havana. These two documents suggest that Munro sailed the Concord to a southern port, possibly Charleston, where he … [Click Below for Full Description]
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