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“Brief View of the current nation of the Colony of Sierra Leone” is an outline of the British West African colony of Sierra Leone within the 1820s. It was once written by way of significant H. I. Ricketts, a British administrator within the colony. In contemporary many years the kingdom of Sierra Leone has attracted realization for its misfortune. It used to be torn aside by means of civil conflict within the early 2000s, and, extra lately, has been hit by means of an Ebola outbreak, besides neighbouring Guinea and Liberia.

In the 1820s, although, Sierra Leone was once a small British colony in West Africa at a time while little or no of that continent was once less than eu rule. The colony were based past due within the 18th century as a place of origin for individuals of African descent residing in nice Britain and different British colonies. The early colony was once a lot smaller than the present-day kingdom of Sierra Leone. The colony in basic terms incorporated a small sector round the urban of Freetown.

After the abolition of the slave exchange, the British army patrolled the West African coast, taking pictures unlawful slaving vessels. The enslaved Africans aboard those ships have been taken to Sierra Leone and freed there, augmenting the colony’s population.

In his description of the colony, Ricketts writes concerning the many various ethnic teams within the colony- Maroons of Jamaican descent, blacks of British or Nova Scotian descent, Africans of assorted ethnicities who have been free of slaving vessels, pensioned black infantrymen from the West India Regiment, “Kroomen” from extra down the coast, indigenous African teams just like the “Mandingos” and “Foulahs”, and ecu colonists.

Ricketts describes the colony’s economic climate, in addition to the ailments that plagued it. 5 successive eu governors of the colony died from illness within the first 1/2 the nineteenth century. Ricketts himself used to be compelled to come back to England after he grew to become sick. The colony used to be hit via a huge affliction epidemic in 1829, that could were yellow fever. The epidemic devastated Sierra Leone’s eu population.

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