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Alan Patient of


Person  Male  Died 4/9/1793

Categories: Race Issues, Tragedy

Countries: Tahiti

He was the servant of a Tahitian chief, and it is believed that he was brought to England by Captain Bligh (6 years after the ill-fated Bounty assignment) to act as a cultural ambassador. Already ill when he arrived in Britain, probably because of a bungled attempt to vaccinate him against smallpox, he died within a month of his arrival.

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