“Long before this, the thirteen transports had reached port. Of all their passengers only one had died on the long, rough voyage, and that was somebody’s child. Thanks to the humane care of the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantation, the ships had been fitted with ventilators, then a new idea, and the result was most gratifying. The expedition was evidently well managed. Very different is the tale of the poor German emigrants procured by the unscrupulous Mr. Dick of Rotterdam at a guinea a head. They were taken out of the ships to die, many of them on Dartmouth …

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