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PAPERS OF THOMAS PERRONET THOMPSON RELATING TO SIERRA LEONE

Papers of Thomas Perronet Thompson relating to Sierra Leone

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Papers of Thomas Perronet Thompson relating to Sierra Leone

Born the son of a wealthy Hull banker, Thompson served in the army and navy until, partly through his connexion with William Wilberforce, the influential anti-slavery campaigner, he was appointed governor of the colony in Sierra Leone in 1808, the year following the abolition of the slave trade across the British Empire. However, Thompson's zeal in enforcing the new law appears to have contributed to the termination of this appointment.

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Originals of letters written by Z. Macauley and others

DTH/1/1-6: Bundle subtitled "being those principally connected with the evidence in the Court of V. Admiralty on matter of slaves." Bundle contents: DTH/1/1: Label of bundle. | DTH/1/2: Originals and copies of letters: Mainly from Zachary Macauley to Thomas Ludlam, Governor of Sierra Leone, but also from Michael Macmillan and Henry Thornton. (30 items dated 24 February 1804 to 28 June 1809). | DTH/1/3: Report to the Proprietors on Sierra Leone (26 March 1807). | DTH/1/4: Extract from Minutes of the African Institution: establishment of a school at Sierra Leone (23 October 1807). | DTH/1/5: Extract from Minutes of Court of Directors: capture of two American vessels; finances of the Sierra Leone Company (4 August 1808). | DTH/1/6: Undated Memoir respecting the best means of promoting improvement in Africa.

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Sundry letters from Z. Macauley, T. Ludlam, & others to T.P.T.

DTH/1/7-17: Bundle contents: DTH/1/7: Labels of contents. (3 undated items). | DTH/1/8: Undated list of documents. | DTH/1/9: Survey [of boundaries of the Company's land at Sierra Leone?] (20 January 1804). | DTH/1/10: Licence to Warwick Francis of Freetown to keep a native [i.e. Fuseng-bé, alias Betsey or Betsy - see also DTH/1/76] under his care (13 February 1808). | DTH/1/11: Proceedings in Vice-Admiralty Court relating to slaves in various ships: 'Baltimore'; 'Eliza'; 'Rapid'; 'Africaan'; 'Cuba' (11 items, 1808-1809). | DTH/1/12: Letters to Thomas Perronet Thompson from Thomas Ludlam (3); Robert Heddle; Thomas Allen; and George Green Spilsbury M.D., who suggests Thomas Perronet Thompson has "already sat too long in the Canvass House ... the origin of your late illness" (30 August 1808 to 7 October 1809). | DTH/1/13: Letter: Thomas Perronet Thompson to Stephen Calker of the Plantains, including proposals for a treaty between the Chieftain of the Plantains and the Governor of Sierra Leone. With Draft (3 October 1808). | DTH/1/14: Draft letter: Thomas Perronet Thompson to 'My Lord' [i.e. Castlereagh?], containing suggestions for work on natural history of Africa (26 January 1809). | DTH/1/15: Accounts of money received by John Needam Morgan, clerk in the Sierra Leone Company, for slaves. (2 items, March to April 1809). | DTH/1/16: Evidence of Dalu Mohammed concerning slaves in Sierra Leone (NOTE Dated by watermark, circa 1809). | DTH/1/17: Letter from Audit Office to Thomas Perronet Thompson, that his Quietus as Governor of Sierra Leone has been received from the Exchequer (24 October 1820).

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Bundle of miscellaneous items, 1807-1810

DTH/1/18-33: Bundle contents: DTH/1/18: Extract from Minutes of Council of Sierra Leone banishing Chloe Closs (7 November 1807). | DTH/1/19: Letters to Thomas Perronet Thompson from Lord Castlereagh (2) and Edward Cooke, Under Secretary of State: on the appointment of T.P.T. as Governor of Sierra Leone, and his recall (11 April 1808 - April 1809). | DTH/1/20: List of a detachment of the Royal York Rangers, for Sierra Leone (4 July 1808). | DTH/1/21: Rough journal of Thomas Perronet Thompson relating to his Governorship (21 July to 17 October 1808). | DTH/1/22: List of troops landed in Sierra Leone under command of Captain Macgregor (22 July 1808). | DTH/1/23: Drafts of despatches to Lord Castlereagh from Thomas Perronet Thompson (10 items dated 27 July 1808 to 4 February 1810). | DTH/1/24: Estimate of price for each day?s labour of slaves employed in the colony until their distribution among the inhabitants. (2 items dated 15 August 1808). | DTH/1/25: Draft Treaty between Governor of Sierra Leone and chiefs of the Windward Coast (undated). | DTH/1/26: Draft despatches to Edward Cooke from Thomas Perronet Thompson (4 items dated 1 November 1808 to 2 October 1809). | DTH/1/27: Draft letters to the African Institution from Thomas Perronet Thompson (5 items dated 2 November 1808 to 15 August 1809). | DTH/1/28: List of a detachment of the Royal African Corps at Sierra Leone (11 February 1810). | DTH/1/29: List of deaths in detachment, as DTH/1/28, since 22 July 1808 (11 February 1810). | DTH/1/30: Copy of letter to the British Commercial Residents in the Rio Pongo from Thomas Perronet Thompson: regarding slave trade (5 March 1810). | DTH/1/31: Rough memorandum of Thomas Perronet Thompson: regarding letters to be written, etc. (undated). | DTH/1/32: Rough memorandum of Thomas Perronet Thompson: regarding slaves (undated). | DTH/1/33: Memorandum: regarding governorship of Thomas Perronet Thompson; other governors (undated).

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Bundle of miscellaneous items, 1807-1812

DTH/1/34-49: Bundle contents: DTH/1/34: Copy. Report on Means of civilization of Africa (1807). | DTH/1/35: Plan for forming a Black Corps, from slaves from American vessels (March 1808). | DTH/1/36: Copies of letters to Edward Cooke (2) and Thomas Perronet Thompson (3) from Zachary Macauley; and minutes of a conversation (of Z.M.?) with Mr. Cook (13 August 1808 to 7 April 1809). | DTH/1/37: Proceedings in Sessions of the Peace of Sierra Leone: Rex v. Henry Bradford: regarding slaves on board American sloop 'Triton' of Bristol, Rhode Island (30 January 1809). | DTH/1/38: Estimate of expenditure on attempted improvement of Pirates Bay, Sierra Leone (15 May 1809 to 31 January 1810). | DTH/1/39: 'Hints respecting the means of civilizing Africa'. Endorsement by Thomas Perronet Thompson that it was found among papers left by Mr. Ludlam 'for the information of future Governors' (undated). | DTH/1/40: Proceedings in Vice-Admiralty Court concerning slaves seized by H.M.S. 'Derwent' from the schooner 'Africaan' (22 May 1809). | DTH/1/41: Draft letter to the captain of a vessel from Thomas Perronet Thompson: concerning seizing mutineers; slavery; affairs in Sierra Leone (3 August 1809). | DTH/1/42: Bundle of 'Proceedings in respect of Swedish schooner Penel': - slaves seized from the 'Penel' by the brig letter of marque 'Minerva' of London; which also seized 'El General' of Spain (August 1809). | DTH/1/43: Bond in £1,179: Thomas Perronet Thompson to the Crown: - to take no reward, bounty or payment in respect of a case, Rex v. 'sundry ... inhabitants of Africa', pending in the Vice-Admiralty Court (5 September 1809). | DTH/1/44: Certificate of T. Ludlam, late Governor of Sierra Leone: - freedom of an ex-slave, Coree, taken from the 'Triton' (as DTH/1/37). Endorsed with comments of Thomas Perronet Thompson (18 September to 31 October 1809). | DTH/1/45: Memorial of principal inhabitants of Sierra Leone to Thomas Perronet Thompson, as Governor: petitioning for stay of execution of Anne Morgan (undated). | DTH/1/46: General Orders of Thomas Perronet Thompson: - concerning guards, sentries, peace officers, fire precautions, compliments to native chiefs, etc. (undated). | DTH/1/47: General Orders of Thomas Perronet Thompson: on transfer of the government of the colony (11 February 1810). | DTH/1/48: Letter: P. Hartwig, Fange, to Thomas Perronet Thompson: - will call on him in a few days; the principal inhabitants of Fange and the Sumbia country beg Thomas Perronet Thompson to visit them before he returns to England (20 February 1810). | DTH/1/49: Draft Memorandum of Thomas Perronet Thompson on 'the transactions of the Civil Store' (23 January 1812).

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Originals of Receipts passed in the case of slaves sold in the colony of Sierra Leone

DTH/1/50-56: Bundle contents: DTH/1/50: Label of bundle | DTH/1/51: Proceedings in Council concerning slaves seized by H.M.S. 'Derwent' from two American vessels and retained for public employment in the colony (19 March to 5 April 1808). | DTH/1/52: Receipts for sums paid for slaves (3 items, April 1808). | DTH/1/53: Order from T. Ludlam, Governor, to D.M. Hamilton, Accountant & Cashier: - for payment of 800 dollars as prize money in respect of slaves retained as DTH/1/51 (10 May 1808). | DTH/1/54: Certificate of F. Forbes: in re Patsey, a native girl, is the property of Judy Smith (18 August 1808). | DTH/1/55: Registration of employment of 3 native children (29 August 1808). | DTH/1/56: Account of disposal of 167 slaves from H.M.S. 'Derwent' (undated).

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Copy of minutes in Council of Sierra Leone

DTH/1/57: Covers the period from 27 July 1808 to 15 December 1809.

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Originals of Reports of Guard in Sierra Leone

DTH/1/58-59: The reports of the Tower and Town Guards, Freetown, by their commander, Lt. W. Robertson for the period between 10 August to 4 October 1808; previously accompanied by a "copy of an unpublished African Herald," according to the bundle's label.

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Letters from W.W. Esq.

DTH/1/60-61: Correspondence dated between 22 August 1808 and 30 December 1813, comprising letters from William Wilberforce, seven to Thomas Perronet Thompson and one to Charles William Thompson; one each from T.P.T. and C.W.T. to W.W.; and two from Henry Thornton to T.P.T.

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Originals of correspondence with Mr Ludlam on the subject of slaves sold in the colony of Sierra Leo

DTH/1/62-63: Letters from T. Ludlam and copies of Thomas Perronet Thompson's replies (14 items dated between 26 August 1808 and 18 January 1809).

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Originals of affidavits made in Sierra Leone on the subject of slaves sold in the Colony

DTH/1/64-65: Bundle contents: DTH/1/64: Label of bundle (undated). | DTH/1/65: Original affidavits and copies. (23 items dated 29 August 1808 to 25 January 1809).

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