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Title:An 1804 Slaving Contract Signed in Arabic Script from the Upper Guinea Coast
Authors:Brooks, George E.ISNI
Mouser, Bruce L.ISNI
Periodical:History in Africa
Geographic term:Guinea
historical sources
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3171844
Abstract:Few slaving agreements contracted between African sellers and American purchasers appear to have survived. They were rarely committed to paper, were destroyed after commitments were fulfilled, or were removed from business records kept by slave traders. The slaving contract discussed here records important information and offers intriguing insights concerning African-European and African-African relationships in Guinea-Conakry at the turn of the nineteenth century. The contract is dated 15 November 1804, and apparently was negotiated aboard the merchant ship 'Charlotte', anchored at the Iles de Los archipelago. Notes, ref.