bound to the Coast of Guinea for Negroes — ‘Negores’ were part of the triangular trade in which ships from Europe travelled south along the coasts of Europe and Africa for purchasing slaves in Guinea to be sold in the Caribbean before they would sail back to Europe with North and South American goods. The route was designed to avoid passages without cargo and it took advantage of the prevailing winds and the Gulf Stream. The number of slaves sold to the new world is difficult to establish. Conservative estimates range about 10 million, ships were densly packed and the death toll on board and at the ‘factories’ at the coast of Guinea considerable.