Thursday, June 1, 2017

Arrivals and Departures Table Bay 1835 including Conch; suicide of Mr White.

Conch,  A Humble Master,  Knysna to Table Bay. In the mention of the brig Fortitude's arrival at Port Elizabeth under J C Wilson, note 'in the steerage Mr White and 2 slaves' - the unfortunate Mr White committed suicide during the passage. 
This report appeared in the Cape press in October 1835. Captain Humble shared a ship agent with Bell i.e. J Smith. George Cato was also one of this stable.

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