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Primus Fortune, 30, stout fellow (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Isaac Warner of Philadelphia; left him 4 years ago.

Maurice Williams, 25, stout fellow, (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Robert Miles of Savannah, South Carolina; left him 5 years ago.

Sally Beauman, 25, fine wench, (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Thomas Beauman of Beaufor, South Carolina; left him 4 years ago.

Juba, 30, stout fellow, (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Alexander Dean by Bill of Sale produced.

Carolina, 10, fine boy, (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Alexander Dean by Bill of Sale produced.

Rebecca, 22, stout wench with a child 1 year old, (Alexander Dean). Formerly the property of Joseph Bradford of Charlestown, South Carolina; left him 4 years ago.

Paris, 50, stout fellow, (John Wallis Barclay). Formerly the property of John Willis Barclay by Bill of Sale produced.

Venus, 33, stout wench with 4 children 11, 8, 4 & 1 years of age, (John Wallis Barclay). Formerly the property of John Willis Barclay by Bill of Sale.

George Taylor, 28, stout fellow, (George Antill). Says he is free. GBC.

Hannah Taylor, 22, stout wench with a child 6 months, (George Antill). Formerly the property of Timothy Burges of Portsmouth, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Lettice London, 29, stout wench, (George Antill). Formerly the property of George Webb of Norfolk, Virginia; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Henry Jackson, 25, stout fellow, (George Antill). Formerly the property of Thomas Gold of Richmond, Virginia; left him 4 years ago. GBC.

Peggy, 21, stout wench, 1 child 8 months (George Antill). Formerly the property of Jesse Barlow of Portsmouth, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Jane Williams, 60, ordinary wench, (George Antill). Formerly the property of Matthew Burgis of Portsmouth, Virginia; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

Isaac Wickfall, 45, ordinary fellow (George Antill). Formerly the property of Joseph Wickfall, Waubaw, South Carolina; left him 4 years ago.

Susanna Powell, 34, ordinary wench with a boy 5 years old, (John Jordan). Formerly the property of Capt. Dickson who she says left her free. GBC.

Isaac Murray, 16, fine boy, (Cornelius Blanchard). Certificate of Freedom from Gabriel Manigault.

Luce, 11, fine girl, (John Hutchins). Property of said Hutchins by Bill of Sale.

Nancy, 24, fine wench, 2 children 4 & 2 years old, (Blanchard). Property of said Blanchard.

Patty, 21, fine wench, 1 child 6 months old, (William McDonald). Formerly the property of General Howe of the Continental Army; left him 4 years ago.

Bob Powell, 32, stout fellow, (John Jordan). Formerly the property of John Powell of Charlestown, left him 3 years ago. GBC.

Tom Tanyard, 31, stout fellow, (John Jordan). Formerly the property of James Tanyard, Stono, South Carolina; left him 4 years ago.

Betsey, 21, idiot, (Mrs. Barclay). Says she is free.

James Dickson, 24, stout fellow, (William McDonald). Says he was left free by Capt. Benjamin Dixon of Charlestown when he died 5 years ago. GBC.

Fortune, 23, stout fellow, (Cornelius Blanchard). Formerly the property of Thomas Haywood of Charlestown; left him 6 years ago.

Thomas Criswell, 23, stout fellow, (John Jones). Formerly the property of Hector Criswell of Georgetown, South Carolina; left him 5 years ago. GBC.

James Brown, 23, stout fellow, (George Wilbank). Born free at Salem Township, New Jersey; served until 21 with Abraham Hewlins.

Peter Brown, 35, stout fellow, (John Davis). Formerly the property of James Bruce, Annapolis, Maryland; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Ned Johnson, 31, stout fellow, carpenter, (George Wilbank). Says he was born free at Bermuda; served his apprenticeship with John Morrell.

Bridget Wanton, 22, stout little woman and small girl 5 years old, (John Davis). Formerly the property of Colonel Joseph Wanton of Rhode Island who at his death left him free.

William Willis, 39, stout lusty man, (John Cameron). Formerly the property of Joseph Pinto of New York who gave him his freedom about 10 years ago.

Hester Willis, 26, stout wench, (John Cameron). Formerly the property of Joseph Pinto of New York who gave him his freedom 10 years ago.

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, 14th, 21st and 22nd days of August 1783 and that on board the said vessels we found the Negroes mentioned in the foregoing List amounting to eighty men thirty nine women and thirty five 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.L. Smith, Col.; Samuel Jones, Secretary; Nathaniel Philips, N.B.; William Armstrong, DQM Gen.