Yes. Richard Alpert was sold into slavery for accidentally murdering a doctor after he refused to help his dying wife. He boards a ship headed for the new world but the ship crashed on the island during a fierce storm. The Man in Black in the form of the smoke monster ambushes the shipwrecked scooner just after it crashes on the island and kills everyone on board except for Richard. The Man in Black later visits Richard in human form and just after releasing him from his chains says the exact same thing "nice to see you out of those chains".