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Account Of Economies And Trade Around Barbados (1784)
larrylark

Having cleared rough seas beyond Barbados,
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our ship limped home with loss of one.
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while spread about on island reefs,
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flesh baked beneath a tropical sun.
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Re-sheathed and refitted in Salfatudos,
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out on the Turk and Caico Islands.
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We traded indigo,baubles, ginger
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for wood chests filled with tarnished silver.
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Three indentured Irish servants,
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discharged with wages mid September.
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Foul weather exhausted  crew members,
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soaking the spars and rotting timber.
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Rested while embargoed in Cabenda,
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her keel and frame were both remoulded.
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On arrival at Tralee Bay,
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worked on while the cargo was unloaded.
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Sundry disbursements were taken and billed,
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best sail cloth abated.
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Ivory used to engrave the starboard side ,
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compass glass,tobacco pipes from Topsham weighted.
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Thirteen pounds insured by Paice and Sons,
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to use of wharehouse for salting meat.
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Mizzen masts ,twine to tie about the sails,
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Blunderbuss with cocks and sundry guns.
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Dutch paintings bound by hessian strips.
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the colonial market of Maryland is filling.
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Four and one half casks of amber,
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sold for six pounds and a shilling.
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24 May 06


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This reads like a folk song which i love but leaves me empty at the end it turned out to be just a list
 — unknown

Oh my godfather,people on here are soooooooo demanding .OK in the next couple of days i'll try to add a dash of aventurous swash buckling bodice ripping goings on.
to this one...SATISFIED.


Larry listless Lark
 — larrylark

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