The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: July 9

Williamsburg, July 9, 1772.
Just arrived from Africa, the Snow Nancy, James E. Colly Commander, with about two Hundred and fifty fine healthy WINDWARD and GOLD COAST SLAVES, the Sale of which will begin at Osborne's on James River, on Wednesday the 29th Instant (July) and continue until all are sold. Merchants Note, payable at the General Courts in Williamsburg, will be received in Payment. John Lawrence, William Call, & Co.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) July 09, 1772

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James Eckley Colley left Liverpool in September 1771 and traveled first to Iles de Loss (islands off the present day Guinea) and on south along the coast of today's Sierra Leone. It is thought that about 280 slaves were taken on board in Africa.

Sources: TransAtlantic Slave Trade DB

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