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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|
Master: Robert Gill
|Port Roseway||Charles Herbert||50||nearly worn out||Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. The status of this man and his family is ambiguous. Only the youngest children are claimed as enslaved to herbert|