Account of a Slave Plot in Barbados, 1692

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Anon., written "In a letter to a Friend" (London,1693). (Copy in Newberry Library, Chicago)

A broadsheet, printed on both sides. Titled "A Brief, but most True Relation of the late Barbarous and Bloody Plot of the Negro's in the Island of Barbados On Friday the 21 of October, 1692," this item briefly relates how the plot was uncovered, the alleged intentions of the plotters, and the sanctions imposed on them. For details on this and other slave plots in 17th cent. Barbados, see Jerome S. Handler, "Slave Revolts and Conspiracies in Seventeenth Century Barbados, " New West Indian Guide, vol. 56 (1982), pp. 5-43.