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The Voyage of the Slave Ship HareA Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina$
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Sean M. Kelley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627687

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.001.0001

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(p.108) Chapter Five Passages
The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

Sean M. Kelley

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the Hare’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The passage was remarkably fast for the time, only 28 days, but the captives suffered from cold, blustery weather. The documents do not reveal much else about the passage, but it surely featured the same level of disease and violence as found on all slave ships. The Hare stopped initially in Barbados to allow the captives to recover from the passage and to take on provisions. Godfrey also received instructions from the Vernons, ordering him—against his better judgment—to South Carolina. Five of the captives were too ill to make the voyage, so Godfrey left them in the hands of merchant Charles Bolton to be auctioned off. It seems likely, however, that they all died within a few weeks. Several crew members also left the vessel, having quarrelled with Godfrey, and he had to hire men to replace them.

Keywords:   Barbados, Bridgetown, Merchants, Middle Passage, Disease, Violence, Seamen

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