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Account of enslavement

Account of former slave


An account of an enslaved African called Catsan of how he was enslaved, as told to a young boy in England. The family of the boy owned a plantation in Jamaica. Catsan had been taken to Guadaloupe, a French island in the Caribbean. He was then taken to France. Returning to Guadaloupe, he was shipwrecked off the English coast and earned a living as best he could.When he went blind, local people suported him with a cottage and some money to live on.

Page 23, taken from Memoirs of a West India Planter , by Rev john Riland, published by Hamittinb, Adams and Co. London, 1838.

Date: 1838

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:BLS 326-9279-23

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