Clagett L1465 C-023

Agreement Number: C-023
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Liberty
Page Number: 108
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: West Central Africa
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: Allan Kennedy
Ship Owner / Investor: Henry Clarke
Date: April 18th 1807
Voyage ID according to 82254

Narrative: On April 18, 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 Liberty from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. 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 Henry Clarke and the agreement was brokered by James Barnes. The captain of the ship was Allan Kennedy. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82254.