Agent Role Card for a Ship Captain

As a ship captain, you are taking a risk. You have to bear the cost (£10) of the emigrant's passage and won't make your money back until you get to Virginia to sell the indenture. If the emigrant dies on the voyage, you're out of luck. Last time you were in port at Jamestown, however, the market was good, and you were able to sell every indenture you bought. You aren't looking for any particular type of indenture; you just want to fill the ship with people young enough and strong enough to get there alive so that you can make a profit on each passenger. Once you make a deal, figure the sale price of the indenture, subtract £10 for the passage, record any profit on your Agent Score Sheet, and report it to the teacher. In order to get the best indenture contract you can, use the information below..



Worker Classification


Sale Price Per Year of Indenture


1-convicts, elderly, sick, illiterate

£3 per year (£2 per year for a convict)
2-unskilled workers

£4 per year
3-craftsmen-blacksmiths, carpenters, cooper,
and have some education

£6 per year
4-people with a specialty skill such as
accountant or music teacher

£9 per year
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Last updated: May 14, 2015

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