Clagett L1465 C-016

Agreement Number: C-016
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Harriet
Page Number: 85
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Loango/Cayenne
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 12
Broker: D. Caruthers
Captain: James Irwin
Ship Owner / Investor: John Shaw
Date: July 29, 1807
Voyage ID according to 81740

Narrative: On July 29, 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 Harriet from Africa to the West Indies trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 in risk at a premium of 12 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 John Shaw and the agreement was brokered by D. Caruthers. The captain of the ship was James Irwin. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 81740.