Letter from Colonel Edward Codd to James Leith, his report of the insurrection, 25 April 1816 (CO 28/85)
I cannot however conclude this report to your Excellency without observing that from the many enquiries, which I have made of the slaves in general, as well as from the evidence and confession of those who have been taken prisoners, it is fully ascertained that the chief cause to which this unfortunate calamity is to be attributed to the general opinion, which has…
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4. Read both parts of Source 4. This is a letter from Colonel Edward Codd to James Leith, his report of the insurrection, 25 April 1816.
What was the cause of the rebellion according to this report?