Clagett L1465 C-046Agreement Number: C-046
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Swift
Page Number: 169/173
Point Of Departure: Bristol
Point Of Arrival: Gold Coast/Kingston
Broker: Swanzy and Co.
Captain: Cobb Taylor
Ship Owner / Investor: Charles Anderson
Date: March 6, 1807
Voyage ID according to slavevoyages.org: 18273
Narrative: On March 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 Swift from Bristol to 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 Charles Anderson and the agreement was brokered by Swanzy and Co. The captains of the ship were Cobb Taylor and Daniel Bryan. This voyage is further detailed at slavevoyages.org as Voyage ID 18273.