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National Archives and Records Administration, Northeast Region, New York [Records of the Vice Admiralty Court for the Province of New York, 1685 -1775]

Deposition of boatswain Charles Barham in the case of the Pink Charles, a slave-trading vessel, 1685.

The Royal African Company Defends Its Monopoly

Testimony from the court case brought against the Charles - its operators were charged with violating the Royal African Company monopoly on the slave trade - indicated the ship had left Angola in 1685 with 146 captives. Of this number, 14 died during the Middle Passage, 123 were sold at Barbados, 8 were put ashore about two miles from Rye, New York, and a boy was sent to New York City.

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