Excerpt from The Sweet Briar Magazine, Vol. 4: November, 1912-June, 1913
The vessels carrying indentured servants generally sailed from England in September. The voyage was usually at tended by extreme hardships, such as those arising from improper fare and overcrowding, which were the natural results Of the desire on the part Of the transporters to reduce the cost of the voyage. Often they were fed so poorly that many perished during the voyage. Epidemics of fever fre quently broke out in the Colonies after landing, on account Of diseases contracted during the passage over, due to the insufficient and improper food provided. Another great evil attendant upon the voyage was the cruel treatment of the passengers by the captain. They were completely under his power, and if he happened to be irascible and cruel, they were given the most terrible punishments for the least mis demeanor.
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