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Cargo for Affrica
This undated memorandum, headed "Cargo for Affrica," lists goods that had been or were still to be loaded onto the Sally for its slaving voyage to Africa. The list includes foodstuffs, naval stores, and over two hundred hogsheads of rum. Rum, distilled from sugar produced by West Indian slaves, was the standard trade good carried on Rhode Island slave ships, which were known on the African coast as "rum men." The Sally's cargo included over 17,274 gallons of New England rum.
List of sundry stores
This undated document lists of "sundry stores" that have been or are to be loaded onto the Sally for its upcoming voyage to Africa. The list includes everything from iron kettles to coffee, as well as a collection of small arms to be used in controlling the captives to come.