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" I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our owne shapes... "
Quarter of a Millennium: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1731-1981: A ... - Page 321
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 79

1844
...Captain Richard Jobson, speaking of the African slave merchants, ' that we were a people who did not deal in any such commodities ; neither did we buy or sell one another, or any that had our shapes : at which they seemed to marvel much, and told us it was the only merchandise they carried...
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The Golden Trade; Or, A Discovery of the River Gambra, and the Golden Trade ...

Richard Jobson - Africa, West - 1623 - 209 pages
...crosse He offers their bodies, which hee told me were slaves, s. brought for me to buy, I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our owne shapes; he seemed to marvell much at it, and...
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American Negro Slavery: A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of ...

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips - Plantation life - 1918 - 529 pages
...some slaves by a native trader. "I made answer," Jobson relates, "we were a people who did not deal in any such commodities; neither did we buy or sell one another, or any that had our own shapes ; at which he seemed to marvel much, and told us it was the only merchandize they carried...
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The White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States

Winthrop D. Jordan - Mathematics - 1974 - 229 pages
...Jobson eccentric in his response to an African chief's offer to buy some "slaves": "I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our owne shapes." By the seventeenth century, after all,...
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Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Peter Fryer - History - 1984 - 632 pages
...offered young female slaves but refused point-blank to buy. He told the Manding merchant that the English were 'a people who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our own shapes'. When the merchant protested that slaves...
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Troublesome Presence: Democracy and Black Americans

Eli Ginzberg, Alfred S. Eichner - Social Science - 1993 - 358 pages
...gold and ivory off Africa's west coast was offered slaves, he answered with truth that the English "were a people who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our owne shapes."2 Even the first Negroes in the colonies,...
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1

Theodore W. Allen - History - 1994 - 310 pages
...to Africa, he refused to engage in slave-trading because the English "were a people who did not deal in any such commodities, neither did we buy or sell one another or any that had our own shapes."28 When the local dealer insisted that it was the custom there to sell Africans "to white...
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Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth-century Identity, Then and Now

Naomi Zack - Philosophy - 1996 - 249 pages
...in 162 I is extensively quoted on behalf of the English at that time, who, he said, "did not deal in such commodities, neither did we buy or sell one another, or any that had our own shape."6 By the time of the Restoration in the 1660s, Charles II strengthened English merchant...
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A History of African Societies to 1870

Elizabeth Isichei - History - 1997 - 578 pages
...bark of palm trees.'75 In 1620-1, Richard Jobson was offered slaves in the Senegambia. 'I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities,...did we buy or sell one another, or any that had our own shapes.'76 By the late eighteenth century, Britain bought more slaves than any other European nation....
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The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800

Robin Blackburn - History - 1998 - 602 pages
...slave trading himself. He writes that when offered slaves to buy by a local chief: 'I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our own shape.' But he does note what he sees as a resemblance...
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