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[??] July 1783

Clinton bound for Annapolis & St. John's Lt. Trounce

Abraham Saunders, 17, likely boy, M. Says that William Connor, his master, set him free when he was born & produces General Birch's Certificate.

John Gustus, 19, stout fellow. Formerly the property of John Tasswell of Williamsburg, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Christopher Hallstead, 50, feeble fellow. Formerly the property of Philomel Halstead of Rye, Connecticut; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Isaac Mead, 40, stout fellow. Formerly the property of David Mead of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Peter Warren, 23, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Peter Warren of Northampton County, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Mingo Jordan, 19, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Richard Jordan of Isle of Wight county, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Henry Riddick, 24, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Lambert Reddick of Suffolk County, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Bill Williams, 37, stout fellow. Formerly the property of William Causins of Amelia county, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Henry Warren, 26, stout fellow. Formerly the property of [blank] Eastern Shore, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Andrew Casey, 26, likely lad. Formerly the property of David Mead of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Benjamin Nelis, 24, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Andrew McKay of Isle of Wight County, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

George Scarberry, 25, stout fellow. Thomas Cropper of Accomack, Virginia, claimant. Formerly the property of George Abbot of Accomack county, Virginia; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Samuel Tomkin, 23, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Richard Tomkin of Little York, Virginia; left him 7 years ago. GBC.


Robert Johnston, 21, stout fellow. Formerly the property of John Alexander of Strafford, Virginia; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Joseph Reddick, 12, fine boy. Formerly the property of John Tatum of Crane Island, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Wynce Gordon, 28, stout wench. Formerly the property of Richard Jordan of Isle of Wight county, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Phillis Gordon, 20, likely wench. Formerly the property of Anthony Walker of Tanners Creek, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Nancy, 28, stout wench. Formerly the property of Charles Conner of Norfolk, Virginia; left him 7 years ago. GBC.

James, 6, fine boy. Son to Nancy and born within the British lines.

Polly, 3, fine child. Daughter to Nancy and born within the British lines.

Betsey, 18 months, fine child. Daughter to Nancy and born within the British lines.

Phillis Halstead, 35, stout wench. Formerly the property of Benjamin Drake of East Chester County, New York; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Peggy Halstead, 2, fine child. Daughter to Phillis Halstead and born within the British lines.

Betty Mead, 30, stout wench. Formerly the property of David Mead of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Nanny Mead, 10, fine girl. Formerly the property of David Mead of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Pleasant Reddick, 29, stout wench. Formerly the property of John Tatum of Crane Island, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Elsy Reddick, 7, fine girl. Formerly the property of John Tatum of Crane Island, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Agnes Reddick, 5 months, fine child. Daughter to Pleasant Reddick and born within the British lines.

Betsey Williams, 40, stout wench. Formerly the property of John Jordan of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Polly Williams, 3, fine girl. Daughter to Betsey Williams and born within the British lines.

Betsey Williams, 2, fine child. Daughter to Betsey Williams and born within the British lines.

Judith Warren, 30, stout wench. Formerly the property of Peter Warren of the Eastern Shore, Virginia; left him 5 years ago.

Nancy Babus, 15, stout girl. Formerly the property of Saul Shephard of Nansemun, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Jane Nelis, 30, stout wench. Formerly the property of John Hirst of Norfolk, Virginia; left him 7 years ago. GBC.

Jonathan Nelis, 4, fine child. Son to Jane Nelis and born within the British lines.

Sally Nelis, 2, fine child. Daughter to Jane Nelis and born within the British lines.

Sarah Scarberry, 26, stout wench. Formerly the property of Judith Burton of Nansemun, Virginia; left her 4 years ago. GBC.

Betsey Scarberry, 3, fine child. Daughter to Sarah Scarberry & born within the British lines.

Peter Scarberry, 8 months, fine child. Son to Sarah Scarberry & born within the British Lines.

Judith Johnson, 18, stout wench. Formerly the property of Samuel Elliott of Norfolk, Virginia; left him 5 years ago.

Dinah Griffin, 23, stout wench. She produces a Certificate from her late master Parker Bagot of New York of having purchased her freedom as also that for her daughter Sal.

Sal Griffin, 1, fine child. Daughter to Dinah Griffin.

William McKnight, 30, stout fellow. Says he is free and that he lived 18 years with John Hammond of Scamping, New Jersey, and produces GBC.

Nancy Jackson, 44, stout wench. Formerly the property of John Baynes of Norfolk, Virginia; left him five years ago. GBC.

Hannah Johnson, 13, stout girl. Formerly the property of John Baynes of Norfolk, Virginia; left him five years ago. GBC.