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  • This made me believe (and I wasn't far out) that the slave-vessel I was looking out for was bringing recruits to the already numerous slaves employed on the said plantation.

    Sketches From My Life

  • Our boats were painted like fishing boats, and our men disguised as fishermen, as usual; so, apparently occupied with our pretended business, we gradually approached the slave-vessel.

    Sketches From My Life

  • Every slave-vessel was inspected by a customs-officer.

    History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens

  • Poor fellow! all the reward he got, beyond the intense admiration of those who saw him, was a bad attack of small-pox from the diseased _animals_ (there is no other name for negroes in the state they were in) on board the slave-vessel, which somewhat injured the face of one of the handsomest men I ever saw.

    Sketches From My Life By The Late Admiral Hobart Pasha

  • It will not have escaped the reader's notice, that the foregoing journal of our cruise records not the capture of a single slave-vessel, either by our own ship or any other belonging to the American squadron.

    Journal of an African Cruiser

  • It was afterwards discovered that the fellows, who were all of them belonging to the slaver's crew, took on shore a very considerable number of doubloons, which form in general the most valuable portion of a prize, unless she has her cargo of slaves on board; the slave-vessel herself and her stores rarely sell for much.

    Our Sailors Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during Victoria's Reign

  • We, at all events, were better off than the slaves in the hold of a slave-vessel, for they have not room to stretch their legs, or to rest their weary backs.

    Mark Seaworth

  • In these barracoons the slaves, when purchased, are imprisoned, till shipped on board a slave-vessel.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • We found here a slave-vessel in charge of a naval officer, bound to

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

  • As he gained in years and knowledge, he thought more and more for himself, and had already become disgusted with the cruelties practised upon the unfortunate negroes, when the slave-vessel was seized upon by Cain and converted into a pirate.

    The Pirate


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