Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul.


Rhode Island (Ship). Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul.

Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul.

Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul., kept aboard the sloop Rhode Island while on a voyage to Africa to procure slaves for her owners, Philip Livingston and sons, New York City. Peter James was shipmaster. Included are accounts for the purchase of slaves, gold, and other goods; for sales of rum and other provisions to the crew, various expenses, the purchase of provisions, an inventory of goods delivered to Captain David Lindsey, a record of the deaths of 37 slaves, etc. The trading was carried out on various locations between Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast.

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James, Peter, sea captain. (person)

Rhode Island (Ship) (corporateBody)

Sloop belonging to New York City merchants Philip Livingston & Sons. From the description of Account book, 1748 Dec.-1749 Jul. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774891 ...

Lindsey, David, Captain. (person)

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778 (person)

At this time, Philip Livingston was a merchant in New York. Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough conducted a mercantile business in London. From the description of Letter to Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough, 1736 September 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866465 Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1776 October 19 : Philadelphia. Re...