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In April 1783 the first evacuation fleet left for Nova Scotia. A week later the British Commander, Sir Guy Carleton, sailed up the Hudson River to Orangetown for a conference with General Washington to discuss the evacuation. As the victorious commander, Washington opened the meeting by reiterating the resolution of Congress regarding “the delivery of all Negroes and other property.”
|Vessel Names and their Commanders||Where Bound||Names||Age||Description||Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are||Remarks|
|L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
|Port Roseway||Betsey Wilson||27||stout wench with 2 children 5 and 1 years old||Born free in Norfolk. Lived with Mrs. Randsberry of Norfolk, Virginia who died in New York.|