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The Trade in Guns, Slaves and Elephants' Teeth
T 70/1464, f. 6


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Commenda Fort ye 14th Decemb[e]r 1714 [mark]
[ounce]
[angel]
[tacco]
to this fort        
  Sold for Gold        
 
10 small Blew p[er]p[e]tts
2 [oz] 8 [a]
       
 
12i Sheets
12 [a]
       
 
21 Gunns
6 [a]
1 "
1 "
4 "
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  Barter'd for Slaves
2 Men & 1 Boy
       
 
27 Blew p[er]ppetts
6 [oz] 12 [a]
       
 
32 Sheets
3 [oz] 4 [a]
1 "
2 "
- "
-
  Barter'd for Elephants Teeth        
 
30 Sheets for 120 f Large
 
1 "
14 "
 
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15 By the negligence of the Guard one of the Women Slaves made her escape ˆ 3 days ago but being catchd by some of J[oh]n Cabess's people had her Return'd when I made the Guard pay 4a[ngels] for their pains & to Encourage the Towns people, if such Occasion Shou'd again happen Upon this fearing they might do so again sent them down to Cape Coast        
 
Sent to Cape Coast. 3 Men 2 Women & one Boy
2 "
2 "
8 "
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Ditto The Traders Leaving the place gave them in Dashees 5 Sheets
" -
- "
5 "
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Rec[eive]d one of the men Slaves I Sent to Cape coast Returned as not good for which I have paid 14 £ being
10 p[er]p[e]tts & 16 Sheets which was paid for him

       
 
Rec[eive]d from Cape Coast 1 man Slave
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3
8 "
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Sold for Gold being Enter[e]d
       
 
10 p[er]p[e]tts
2 [oz] 8 [a]        
 
16 Sheets
1 [oz]  
3 "
8
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[perpet = variant c 1715 d 'perpetuana' - a durable fabric a wool manufactured in England.
dashee = gift, sweetener - almost a bribe
mark = 8 oz gold. ounce = 1 oz gold. angel -= 1/16 oz gold. tacco = 1/12 angel.
Source Robin Laws ed. The English in West Africa 1681-1683 p xviii (Oxford 1997)
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