Clagett L1465 C-012

Agreement Number: C-012
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Emerald
Page Number: 51
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Cameroon/Trinidad
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 18
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: James Hunter
Ship Owner / Investor: James Murphy
Date: April 6th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 81271

Narrative: On April 6, 1807 at the Lloyd’s Market in The Royal Exchange, Horatio Clagett was part of a group of underwriters who insured a voyage of the ship Diamond from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people He underwrote £300 in risk at a premium of 18 percent. Clagett directly insured the enslaved against risk of loss as ‘goods’ or ‘cargo’. This is evidence of the dehumanizing commodification and speculation on the financial value of enslaved lives. The ship was owned by James Murphy, George Johnson, Peter Withington, Edward Falkmer (Falkner), and John Mawdsley and the agreement was brokered by James Barnes. The captains of the ship were James Hunter and John Elias. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 81271.