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Hardcastle, Nathaniel

Sales of negroes; November 16, 1765

The returning Sally's first port of call on entering the Caribbean was Barbados. The Browns had posted several letters to the island offering Hopkins advice on where he might most profitably sell the enslaved Africans in his hold, but none of the letters seems to have reached him. Hopkins proceeded to Antigua where he sold what remained of his cargo. Most of the surviving captives were desperately ill and fetched very low prices at auction, a fact confirmed by this document, dated November 16, 1765, which records the sale of eleven Africans off the Sally. The sale, which was handled by an Antiguan merchant named Nathaniel Hardcastle, netted just £185.