Sunday, January 20, 2013

Death Of A Female Slave Trader

Mrs. Watson, nee Lackey, an American woman noted for being in the slave trade, has recently died at Cadiz, Spain.  There were three indictments against her in New York for fitting out slavers, and she fled to Spain last summer.  She fitted out several slavers at Cadiz, but the United States Consul at that port, being advised of her movements, withdrew the registers of her vessels and they could not sail.  It is said that the female slaver then resolved to drink and die.  She was a native of New York.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 1

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