The Capture of a Slaver

The Capture of a Slaver

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A true personal account of the capture of a slave-running ship by a United States gunship in the fleet assigned for the suppression of the slave trade. It is told in 1900 by John Taylor Wood, who, 50 years earlier, had been a young midshipmen on the United States brig Porpoise in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, at the mouth of the Niger River.

The captain and crew of the Porpoise sight a slave-running ship, give chase, fire upon it, capture, board,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1900

Word count: 8,368 words (≈ 33 minutes)

Source: University of Virginia Library

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)

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