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In 1712 a French ship of war, the Africane, arrived in Mobile with 129 Africans, half the number that had embarked from Guinea in West Africa. The Marie followed, landing with 338 slaves. Then the Neride, which sailed from Angola with a cargo of 350 and arrived with 238 alive. Most slaves in Alabama immigrated with their masters following the usual planter routes into the area. Some were brought by slave traders who purchased them from Virginia and Maryland owners or bought them in the slave markets of the East and then transported the chattels by ship to Mobile and sometimes walked them in coffles to Alabama. !


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