Edward Long (1734–1813) was the son of a Jamaican planter and his family had connections with the island since the seventeenth century. At his father’s death in Jamaica in 1757, Long travelled to the island and eventually became judge of the vice-admiralty in the West-Indies. Ill health forced him to leave in 1769 and he spent the rest of his life in England. Other writings included, Candid Reflections upon the Judgments of the Court of King’s Bench on what is commonly called the Negro-cause, by a Planter (1772); The Sentimental Exhibition, or Portraits and Sketches of the Times (1774); and Pamphlet on the Sugar Trade (1782).
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- Edward Long, from The History of Jamaica, or General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of that Island (1774)
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