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R- Frank Breadbasket
T- How did the New Englanders use the sea?
1745 June 6th
I own a bread shop and today I am going down to the docks to trade my bread to the slave ship master, so he can feed his slaves. He is going to take them to the Southern Colonies. I don’t get much for it back, but I really need the money. While I was walking I saw a French trader talking about the trade. He mostly talked about the New Englanders and how important the sea was to them. I did not know much about them so I listened while I was waiting. He said, “ The New Englanders soil was tough and thick so the fished a lot’’. They also talked about the trade of slaves and how important it was to make the people of New England rich with goods and gold! The people also made bouts out of the thick woodlands. The slaves were traded for molasses and which was made into rum. The bouts were so well made that foreign countries such as England bought them with no refuse.
I heard a shout and saw the slave ship master waiting impaishently for his bread.
I thought that that information made me appreciate the sea more than anyone.
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