A manuscript bill from Lodowick Updike(?). January 1802. It's a bill for pay for his work on the Schooner BETSEY. "A voyage to Cape de Verd and else where in the Schooner Betsey. Richard Cornell, Master" For a 10 month and 23 day voyage to and from "Cape de Verd" -- 10 months and 23 days. $172.26. That's 16.00 per month. An interesting historical document. Cape Verde (West Africa) was a regular run for Slave Ships. This bill is most assuredly from a seaman working on a slave ship.
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