Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1795. 12mo. 24pp. Light uniform toning, loose [formerly stitched], Good+.
The Sierra Leone Company was established in 1791 by an impressive array of abolitionists-- including Granville Sharp and William Wilberforce-- to establish a colony on the west coast of Africa for runaway slaves who had found asylum in London. The Company's Reports are all difficult to obtain. This fourth Report recounts in detail the "calamity which has been sustained by the Colony at Sierra Leone, through the depredations made by a French Squadron, which has very lately and unexpectedly appeared in that quarter."
Evans 29514. LCP 9415. Item #29676