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The Price of an African Slave
BT 6/10, pp. 40-1


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Stephen Fuller

[1st. April
collected in the Island by general enquiry in every parish: which is very practicable by a Small alteration in the quarterly Returns given in to the vestry by each proprietor - at present these returns give the total number of Negroes, without specification of Ages or Sexes.
Q.     What is the average value of a Country born Negro negro man and worman? And what the Average value of an imported Negro Man and woman?
A.     The answer must consist of several parts
1st.   The price per head now paid to the African merchant for able men.
£62. to £65. Jamaica Currency / 140 p[er] Cent.
D[itt]o women £60. to £63. Currency.
D[itt]o Boys 55 to 60. Currency.
D[itt]o Girls 53 to 58. Currency.
Those

TEPHEN FULLER EXAMINATION, PRICE OF SLAVES


1788]
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Those New Negroes must necessarily be of inferior value, because they enter into a new Climate, and perhaps change of Diet; are unfit for immediate Labour; unacquainted with Tools, or Implements of work, or the manner of performing it; have every thing to learn and - earn nothing.
2nd   The price per head of able Field Native Negro
Men                      £80 to £100 Currency.
D[itt]o Women     75 to 85 Currency.
Carpenters }      
140 to 300
     
Head
Drivers
£120
to
£150
Millwrigh [sic] }  
Boilers
100
to
120
Coppersmith }  
Mulemen
100
   
Wheelwright }
120 to 200
                 
 
Cattlemen
100
   
Cooper }    
     
Sawyer }  
Smiths, Coopers,
}
£100 to £200
Distiller }  
Coppersmiths,
}
           
Carpenters,
}
Wainman  
120
to
140
 
Millwrights
}
Blacksmith  
140
to
200
 
Wheelwrights
}
Bricklayer  
140
to
200
 
Joiners Brickmakers
}
Midwife  
150
to
200
 
Masons Blacksmiths
}
           
Doctors
}
Inferior prices {Superannuated Men and Women    
5
to
40
{ Youths of
both Sexes
   
60
to
80
{ Infants
£5
to
20
to
30

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