The new commercial supervisor, Charles Elliot, is a retired Royal Navy captain, and a veteran of the West African anti-slavery patrol teams. (At one point he held the position of “The Guardian of Slavery.”) A strict Calvinist and a dislike of opium, he clearly separated the religious beliefs and the task of work enough to appease him. Chef that’s what I do I cook I drink and I know things poster. Private traders are increasingly desperate by compensating them for the confiscated opium. This action directly brought the British government into conflict.