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Christiansted is dominated by its Christiansted from 1738, as opposed to the red fort in Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie has a yellow color. A large part of the center is part of Christiansted National Historic Site where Christiansted (1734), the old Danish customs house (1844), the warehouse to the Danish West Indian Company (1749) and Bell Tower Palace (1753) included the old government building from 1830, where the portraits of King Frederik VII and Governor Peter von Scholten still hangs in a place of honor.

Danes bought the island of St. Croix in 1733, and chose for his first settlement on the island somewhere with the possibility of a good harbor on the north coast. There had previously been a small French village called Bassin. The visionary leader and governor Frederik Moth created a town plan and named the town after Christian VI. In addition, he shared the island plantations in each of 150 hectares. These plantations were offered settlers at a very low price. The population of the island quickly rose to 10,000, of whom 9,000 were slaves from Africa.

Christiansted in the period from 1754 to 1871 the capital of the Danish West Indies.

One summer day in 1768 anchored the Danish frigate Fredensborg on the harbor in Christiansted with approx. 240 slaves on board. 265 slaves were loaded on board in Accra two to three months earlier, ca. 10% had died en route. Now the slaves were sold. It guinesiske company had announced the sale was to take place in the company's own farm in the city. Company's records are kept and we can see how sales develop, day by day. Planters Schimmelmann bought 16 male slaves and two male slaves on the first day, July 18. Child slaves and the sick slaves were sold to end. Handelsfregatten Fredensborg came to rest a while in Christiansted. 14th September warp the ship out of the harbor. I hold the goods as a result of slave labor, sugar, tobacco, dyewood and mahogany planks. They also had three slaves who were transported to Copenhagen. December 1st shipwrecked outside Arendal. Fredensborg was just one of the many ships that sailed in the so-called triangle move.
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