Clagett L1465 C-049Agreement Number: C-049
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Alert
Page Number: 2
Point Of Departure: Africa|A Market
Point Of Arrival: Bristol
Amount Covered: 200
Shipping and Goods: Goods
Broker: Swanzy and Co.
Captain: William B. Lane
Ship Owner / Investor: Charles Anderson
Voyage ID according to slavevoyages.org: Matching Dates and only voyage by that ship name that year
Narrative: On February 5, 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 Alert from 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 Charles Anderson and the agreement was brokered by Swanzy and Co. The captain of the ship was William B. Lane. This voyage is further detailed at slavevoyages.org as Voyage ID 18272.