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 Grim Details of Slavery 
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From the February 1831 USJ:

"Plymouth, Jan. 22nd.—His Majesty's ship Primrose, 18, Commander W. Broughton, arrived yesterday from the Coast of Africa, last from Sierra Leone, which she left on the 7th December. From the activity of the squadron the slave trade had received a check. On the southern coast of the Bay of Lovengo the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Brazilians had given up slaving, and destroyed their forts and establishments. The Primrose visted that quarter in August last, and saw the bleached bones of nearly 100 slaves, whom the King of Leango had brought to the coast, but finding no ships there, had butchered, in cold blood, because, as he said, he could not afford to feed them!"

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