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9 pages (2007/1828); 155KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00269
In 1829 Irishman reverend Robert Walsh was aboard a British ship charged with enforcing a ban on importation of African slaves when the British spotted and stopped a slave ship under Brazilian flag called the Veloz.
Walsh describes the conditions aboard the Veloz: "She had taken in, on the coast of Africa, 336 males, and 226 females, making in all 562, and had been out seventeen days, during which she had thrown overboard fifty-five. The slaves were all enclosed under grated hatchways, between decks. The space was so low, that they sat between each other's legs, and stowed so close together, that there was no possibility of their lying down, or at all changing their position, by night or day."
Walsh's firsthand account of the incident and what he saw and heard on the Veloz provides vivid details about the slave trade and the practices that fueled fierce opposition to the institution of slavery.