Clagett L1465 C-034

Agreement Number: C-034
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Perseus
Page Number: 145
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Congo River/Jamaica
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Dimsdale
Captain: John Brown
Ship Owner / Investor: William Dickson
Date: April 27th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83060

Narrative: On April 27, 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 Perseus from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £200 in risk at a premium of 15 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 William Dickson and the agreement was brokered by Dimsdale. The captain of the ship was John Brown. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83060.