Jeremy Bentham in a trip from On board ship from Smyrna to Constantinople - between 3 November, 1785 and 15 November, 1785

from Letter from Jeremy Bentham to John Mulford, 5–8 and 25 November 1785, page 400:

As to the Slave-holder he must have been a man of substance, for these 18 wenches were all his own, and he expected to make from 30 to 50 lb stg. a head of them at Constantinople. Some of these young ladies, Mr. Henderson who had had slaves of his own, knew by their filed teeth to be Cannibals: One of them he found by some marks in their cheeks I think it was, to be of quality, probably of the blood royal, but gentle and simple, they were one and all, if any faith is to be given to external indications, by far the happiest set of people in the ship. From day to day there …   more >>

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Jeremy Bentham, Letter from Jeremy Bentham to John Mulford, 5–8 and 25 November 1785. In Ian R. Christie (ed.), The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 3, January 1781–October 1788, volume 3 (London, 2017), p. 400. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515523009494 accessed: 25 September, 2021

location of experience: a trip from On board ship from Smyrna to Constantinople

Listeners

Jeremy Bentham
Jurist, Philosopher, Reformer
1748-1832

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Singing of slaves performed by Slaves

Experience Information

Date/Time between 3 November, 1785 and 15 November, 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:36:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:35:32 +0000