|In the written agreement between the emigrants to Sierra Leone and
the British government, the government promises to give each one a
certificate showing that they were the king's subjects. This was in
response to their demands to be protected from being enslaved. However,
although the agreement legally contracted the Black people to go to
Sierra Leone, it was not in fact binding on the government.
T 1/638, no. 249 (6 Oct 1786)