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Captain Japhet Bird - Suicide


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Reports like this were used by the abolitionists to show that, rather that some Africans preferred to die than be enslaved:

I thought all our troubles of this voyage were over; but on the contrary... on the 14th March... to our great amazement above 100 men slaves jumped overboard... we lost 3 good men slaves, who would not try to save themselves, but resolved to die and sunk directly down...

Captain Japhet Bird Captain Japhet Bird, Boston Weekly News Letter (April 1737)

6th Mar 2008 by Diane Earl


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