Founding Freetown — part four: Freetown

Curious incarnations of charity and exploitation

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Some sites suggest this painting is by James Rowe, others suggest it is by John Beckett. View of the Colony of Sierra Leone Previous to the Transports Being Discharged, March 16, 1792. This painting is a view of the ships that carried people from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, anchored along Sierra Leone’s coast.
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Coin from the Sierra Leone Company in use at the end of the 18th Century. Image taken from https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces43144.html
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Engraved frontispiece, “Leonard Parkinson, a Captain of Maroons” engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1776–1843). Image taken from http://common-place.org/book/vol-17-no-4-pestana/
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St John’s Maroon Church, Freetown. Photo taken from google, unknown source.

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