Clagett L1465 C-039

Agreement Number: C-039
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Robert
Page Number: 159
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Cameroons/Martinique
Amount Covered: 150
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: GG
Broker: Dimsdale
Captain: James Phillips
Ship Owner / Investor: Hamlet Mullion
Date: April 25th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83348

Narrative: On April 25, 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 Robert from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £150 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 Hamlet Mullion and the agreement was brokered by Dimsdale. The captain of the ship was James Phillips. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83348.