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Report: why trade with Africa important

Report: why trade with Africa important


Lords Committee of Council reports, 1789.

The Lords Committee of Council was a Parliamentary Committee.
The title of the reports reads: Report of the Lords Committee of Council appointed for the consideration of all matters concerning the present state of the Trade to Africa and particularly the Trade in Slaves …

This is part of the written evidence presented by the delegates from Bristol, led by members of the Society of Merchant Venturers. They argued that the African slave trade was an important part of British trade and that the Caribbean settlements were dependant on it for their existence.

Date: 1789

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

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