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1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

Source: Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain Parliament House of Commons) 1862 AD - pg. 5 "With regard to the Slave Trade in the Bights, I have heard that, subsequent to the taking of Porto Novo, the King of Dahomey had collected 1,000 slaves at Whydah: that part of the station has, however, been vigilantly watched by our cruizers, and with the exception of a vessel which escaped with a cargo of slaves from the neighbourhood of Whydah in April last, I have not heard of any slaves having been carried away from the Bights of Benin and Biafra.
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1891 – Jews Inhabited Whydah and 16,000 – 18,000 Were Taken Annually

1891 – Jews Inhabited Whydah and 16,000 – 18,000 Were Taken Annually

Source: The Encyclop√¶dia of Missions:¬†Descriptive, Historical, Biographical, Statistical. With a Full Assortment of Maps, a Complete Bibliography, an Lists of Bible Versions ... (Funk & Wagnalls) 1891 A.D. - pg. 329 Dahomey, a section of the Slave Coast, West Africa, between Little Popo and Porto Novo. It is now a Portuguese protectorate, though the king is still absolute monarch. The chief city, Whydah (Glehweh, Fida, Heveda, Uida), was formerly called Juda, and its inhabitants were said to be Jews, while the river Allala (Efra) was spoken of as the Euphrates. During the slave trade Dahomey was famous, 16,000 - 18,000…
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