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This handwritten deposition of a slave named Jarra describes his life as a slave in South Africa and how he came to live with John McQueen and Robert Bostock. It goes on to describe how a ship full of men of war came and to protect the slaves from them, McQueen and Bostock sent Jarra to care for the slaves. The deposition is witnessed by Robert Parson and dated July 9, 1813.
Sierra Leone, South Africa
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Papers of Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth British, 1798-1814
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University