“On our arrival we were directed to this dark and gloomy hole; and here to remain until the United States government redeems us. Our allowance is small, being nothing more than two loaves of bread and water for twenty-four hours. We are turned out every morning at day-light, and work all night – sometimes all day and night on this small allowance of bread and water.
“We are all hard to work, some to dragging rocks, and some to sail making. I am at work at carpentering. Capt. Smith is at sail-making. Sometimes we are all dragging rocks on the mountains
“We all have a task master over us, flogging us nearly all the time. As soon as we are done work, we are all marched to this dark and dismal hole where is the number of six hundred slaves, all of us with chains on our legs.
“I am in hopes the government of the United States will soon do something for us, if not I much fear I shall never more see my native home, it is impossible for a person to live long with this usage.
“I am your dutiful son, DANIEL GLOVER.”
COMMENT: This may be the Daniel Glover of Salem (1787-1815) who is listed as having been “lost at sea.”