Esek Hopkins was captain of the Sally, leading the terrible slave voyage of 1764–1765. He also enslaved several people at his home in North Providence, and brought his young Black indentured servant Edward Abbey aboard the Sally to “teach” him. Hopkins went on to command the U.S. Navy during the Revolutionary War, where he was fired for incompetence. His home is at 97 Admiral Street in Providence.
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