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Montague bound for River St. John's Robert Wilson

John Potter, 25, stout fellow, (Timothy Whitmore). Formerly slave to Robert Potter of Rhode Island; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Lucy Potter, 24, stout wench, (Timothy Whitmore). Formerly slave to Isaac Acker of White Plains, province of New York; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Tom Mills, 15, stout boy, (Jesse Lamorce). Formerly slave to Joseph Mills of Suffolk, Virginia; left him 2 years ago. GBC.

Ben Grey, 50, stout fellow, (Robert Wilson). Formerly slave to Peter Luiam of Georgetown, South Carolina; left him 3 years ago.

Aurora bound for River St. John's Jackson

Thomas Brown, 26, stout fellow, (John Henderson). This negro came from the Island of Jamaica about 3 months ago & has bound himself to John Henderson for 4 years.

Esther bound for Port Roseway Robert Gill

John Postell, 22, sickly fellow, (Alexander McDonald).Formerly slave to Andrew Postell of Cochchantus, South Carolina; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Robert Postell, 12, fine boy, M, (Alexander McDonald). Formerly slave to Andrew Postell of Cochchantus, South Carolina; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Cesar Williams, 41, stout fellow, (Alexander Grant). Says he was born free and produces Gen. Birch's Certificate of his being free.

Thomas Jackson, 40, feeble old fellow, (Alexander McDonald). Says he was born free and produces Gen. Birch's Certificate of his being free.

John Upham, 62, feeble, (Alexander McDonald). Produces a Certificate from John Upham of the Island of Barbadoes of his being free.

Hagar Upham, 42, feeble, (Alexander McDonald). Produces a Certificate from John Upham of the Island of Barbadoes of his being free.

Nancy Williams, 29, stout wench, (Alexander Grant). Says she is free and produces General Birch's Certificate.

Fanny/Hanna her daughter, 5 mo., fine child, (Alexander Grant). Goes with her mother.

Lucy Bloom, 40, stout wench, (James Dunn). Formerly slave to Michael Bloom of Charlestown, South Carolina; left him 3 years ago.

Dinah, 13, likely girl, (James Dunn). Formerly slave to Michael Bloom of Charlestown, South Carolina; goes with her mother Lucy.

Ben, 11, fine boy, M James Dunn of Port Roseway, claimant. (James Dunn). Was born & brought up in the family of James Dunn.

Robert Pleasant, 30, stout fellow (Alexander Grant). Formerly slave to Thomas Pleasant of 4 Mile Creek in Virginia; left him 7 years ago. GBC.

Elizabeth bound for River St. John's John Watson

Abraham Mifflin, 42, stout fellow, (John Boggs). Formerly the property of Charles Mifflin of Philadelphia; came in with his widow who married Capt. Roberts. GBC.

Nancy, 40, stout wench. John Boggs of River St. John's, claimant. (John Boggs). Says she is his property having purchased her 11 years ago.

David, 7, an idiot. (John Boggs of River St. John's, claimant. (John Boggs). Born in the family of John Boggs.

Walley Waring, 23, stout fellow, (John Boggs). Formerly slave to Joseph Waring of Stono, South Carolina; left him 3 years ago. GBC.

Toney, 10, fine boy, (Dugal McPherson). Indented to Dugal McPherson for 7 years by his own consent.

Prince Royal, 26, stout fellow (Nathan Horton). Formerly the property of John Tollman of Charlestown, South Carolina, left him 3 years ago. GBC.

In pursuance of two orders from His Excellency Sir Guy
Carleton K. B. General and Commander in Chief of His
Majesty's Forces from Nova Scotia to West Florida
inclusive, both dated Head Quarters, New York, the one 15
April 1783 and the other 22nd May, We whose names are
hereunto subscribed do certify that we did carefully
inspect the aforegoing Vessels on the 13th June 1783 is [this a mistake?]and
that on board the said vessels we found the Negroes
mentioned in the foregoing List amounting to forty four
men, twenty nine Women and thirty two Children and to the
best of our Judgment believe them to be all the Negroes on
board the said vessels and we enquired of the Master of
each Vessel whether he had any Records, Deeds, Archives or
papers or other property of the Citizens of the United
States on board and to each Enquiry We were answered in the
negative. And we further certify that We furnished each
master of a Vessel with a Certified List of the Negroes on
board the Vessel and informed him that he would not be
permitted to Land in Nova Scotia any other Negroes than
those contained on the List and that if any other Negroes
were found on board the Vessel he would be severely
punished and that We informed the Agent for the Transports
of this matter and desired him to use means for returning
back to this place all Negroes not mentioned in the List.

[Signed]: W.S. Smith, colonel; Samuel Jones, Secretary;
Wilbar Cook, Capt 37th Reg't; Nathaniel Phillips; T.
Gilfillan.