Clagett L1465 C-047

Agreement Number: C-047
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Anderson
Page Number: 2
Point Of Departure: London
Point Of Arrival: Bance Island/Kingston
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 6
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: J&A Anderson
Captain: Matthew Morley
Ship Owner / Investor: John Anderson
Date: January 29th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 80238

Narrative: On January 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 Anderson from London to Africa for the further objective of trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 in risk at a premium of 6 percent. Clagett directly insured the goods to be traded for human lives. This is evidence of the dehumanizing commodification and speculation on the financial value of enslaved lives. The ship was owned by John Anderson and Alexander Anderson and the agreement was brokered by J&A Anderson. The captains of the ship were Matthew Morley, Wilkins, and Findlay. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 80238.