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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||Source|
Master: Hugh Watts
|Port Roseway||Judith Jackson||24||thin wench, mulatto||Capt. Mowat||Formerly Slave to John Bell, Cape Fear. Says she served her time to John Bell at Cape Fear and left that with the army of Sir H. Clinton in 1776||