Clagett L1465 C-048

Agreement Number: C-048
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Jane
Page Number: 97
Point Of Departure: London|Africa|A Market
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: Goods
Broker: Dimsdale and Co.
Date: July 18, 1807
Voyage ID according to Unclear if in TASTD. No record of a ship named the Jane leaving from London in 1807

Narrative: On an unknown date 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 Jane from London to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 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 agreement was brokered by Dimsdale.