Friday, March 1, 2019
Dear slave trade officer
I am writing to you in concern of the slave trade that you and new(prenominal) battalion around you are running. I hark back its app totallying the way you fineness the slaves. Interviewing some tidy sum who gravel been on the trip too Jamaica and witnessed the rigorousness has told me plenty of terrible things.When you actually arrived at the Afri can countries, you would just pushover African people from there home villages. Families would lose the m another(prenominal) or children and never seeing them again. How would you like it if someone came and took you away from your family? After that you would disembowel up inside wooden cages and laugh at them.They would be excruciate and take aim racist com custodyts shouted at them. This is a disgrace to mankind. You case- heavy(a)ened them like animals calling them monkeys because of the colour of their skin. There still humans. Once your sailors crammed the slaves into the gravy holder they would be chained to subscribe toher. They would clear to lie down for weeks.From what I have heard you have been able to stuff up to quaternion one C and forty slaves in one enrapture. A doctor who had been on the boat said, The floor of the boat was covered in blood and mucus resembling a slaughter house. After fifteen minutes I was so outperform by the heat, s ecstasych and foul air, I nearly fainted. With assistance I got back on deck. When you said you fed them with healthy food, all you did was give a bowl of mashed rice and some vegetables per every ten slaves.Whats worse is that they got a bucket to use as a toilette but most of them couldnt reach it. One man commented on the afoul(ip) behaviour on board your boat, On board, the common sailors are allowed to have intercourse with the black women slaves whose consent they can get even when they lower. I find this very inhumane and disgusting. Mr John Hammold told me about what you do with dead and sick slaves, When a slave died on the ship, the sa ilors went down and unfasten the body and dragged the dead out onto the deck and through the body overboard.The ship captained by Mr. Slater got his worst slaves, which was over fifty. He ordered his men to get them onto the deck and throw them overboard too. Some of the slaves happily commit suicide by jumping over the edge because of the extremely virulent conditions they were in. All of this was because he thought he didnt have enough pissing for the rest of the journey. But when we arrived it turned out that he had plenty of irrigate left and claimed that the slaves was his cargo and that he could do what he pleased with it. You think that these people are just like some cargo and that you can do what ever you want with it.There non, they are ordinary people with human rights.Mr. Smith who was watching the slaves come out of your boat told me that the slaves got branded. doubly This is a type of torture He said that you needed four of your men to stop them struggling. The screamed as the piercing pain hit them hard on the back. Then their new masters brand the slaves again. The slaves then get humiliated again by the public when they get sold at auctions. I personally saw people treating the Africans worse than animals by let the public touch, poke and examine them. The crowd would then comment on the slaves condition. Families would treat an auction as a family day out when pickings there children to the auctions. Once the slaves have been bought they loose every part of their identity. Their label would taken and replaced with traditional English names. There religionIs lost and they unload some of there free time at church on Sunday mornings. The punishments are dreadful. I have personally seen slaves being buttoned up by the hands and then whipped several times continuously. firearm the owner who thought he was a holy man did not want to be disturbed while readingThe way you and other people treat slaves is outrageous. There shouldnt even be slaves. Putting manacles around their legs and treating them worse than animals. Making dirty money out of it all. The Africans you have kidnapped have committed suicide because they hate their lives so much. You call them cabin class people when they are just as equal as you. They as well as have human rights. Slavery has got to stop and so have you and other peoples racism and total lack of respect to other people.