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Dr Alexander Falconbridge, describes an outbreak of fever on board the ship:

Some wet and blowing weather having caused the port-holes to be shut, fluxes and fevers among the negroes followed. I frequently went down among them, till at length their apartments became so excessively hot as to be only bearable for a very short time...
The floor of their rooms was so covered in the blood and mucus which had come from them because of the flux, that it resembled a slaughter-house...

An Account of the Slave Trade (1788)

13th Mar 2008 by Diane Earl

Citizenship, History

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