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WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE? In Their Own Words......... All images courtesy of wwwslaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library unless otherwise stated.
Carter Braxton, Virginia, USA "I am told there is a great Traid carried on from Rhode Island to Guinea for Negroes, and I should be glad to enter into Partnership with some Gentlemen for a Voyage or two and have [the Negroes] sent here where I believe they sell as well as any where." February 1, 1763, by Ole Erekson, Engraver, c1876, Library of Congress
Francisco Felix De Souza, Brazil, South America Mr De Souza confidently states that he has permission from the King of Portugal to realize his property in any way, either by shipping slaves or otherwise...he assumes the rights a privileges of a person in authority, granting papers and licences to all the slave traders
Captain James Penny British Slave Ship Comte Du Nord 1783 Youll find I have been enabled to leave a choice...assortment...all India goods with a great part of the Manchester cottons which are much in demand
Glele, King of Dahomey, West Africa as reported by British Commodore Wilmot 1863 He did not send slaves away in his own ships, but white men came to him for them...if they did not come, he would not sell