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Manuscript Account of the Cargo of Trade Goods aboard the Jean Marie, Slaver of Nantes, under Captain Noel Marchis ¿ Destined for the African Slave Trade via Lisbon and on to the Gold Coast, 1786 ¿ with which 383 Human Beings were Purchased - 57 of whom died on the Passage.
- large folio, (sheets measure 15.5 x 10¿), 9 pages, folded, docketed: ¿Armement de Jean Marie ¿ 2me Voyage,¿ neatly inscribed in ink, in very good clean and legible condition. Highly detailed document headed: Compte des fraix au Radout et armament, vivres et Provisions, Gratifications destiné pour le traite des noires En Afrique parti de Nantes pour Lisonne ou il a fait Relache le 24 octobre dernier et de Lisbonne pour la Cote d¿Or le 24 Decembre suivant ¿¿ Highly detailed expense account for refitting of weapons, food and provisions, bonuses, advances to the crew, and most importantly, the ship¿s cargo of trade goods. The list of goods is highly detailed listing the goods for which captain Marchis was to exchange for 383 human beings, including cowries, brandy, anchors, iron bars, French rifles and pistols, barrels of gunpowder, tissues, textiles, tobacco, etc., and details of insurance and the ship owners. Deductions included a ¿negre port permis¿ belonging to Mr. Vassal, etc. The Jean Marie was a vessel of 560 tons, owned Guilon de Lapiverdière (Fils), the total crew on this well documented voyage at the beginning was 53, 4 died enroute. The Jean Marie left Nantes, one of the major French slave trading ports, on October 25, 1786, traveled first to Lisbon before reaching Porto Novo, where 383 slaves were purchased with the goods on board. The Jean Marie then traveled to Les Cayes in Saint-Domingue where the surviving 326 slaves were disembarked and sold. 57 slaves died during the passage. The Jean Marie traveled on to Cuba, where it struck rocks and was broken up on November 25, 1787. The voyage of the Jean Marie is documented in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, number 31207
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