Excerpt from Medical Monthly, Vol. 2: From April, 1875 to March, 1876 (Inclusive)
The first attempt by the British nation to establish a regular trade on the African coast In 1618, under the auspices of James I, was not successful, the profit not being found to answer ex pectation. In 1637, after the English had begun their settlement of plantations in the West Indies, negroes were in such demand as to induce the formation of a new company for the prosecution Of the African slave-trade; and King Charles I granted to Sir Richard Young, Sir Kenelm Digby, and sundry merchants, the exclusive right to enjoy the sole trade to the coast of Guinea, between Cape Blanco and the Cape of Good Hope, together with the isles adjacent, for thirty-one years.
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