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[5th-?] September 1783

Commerce bound for St. John's, Richard Strong

Joe Freeman, 22, ordinary fellow, B, (Capt. Swift, Pennsylvania Loyalist). Says he was born at St. Kitts; that he came to New York in a privateer.

Jack Brinchahoff, 26, ordinary fellow, (Lt. Cooper, 3rd, B. Skinners). Mr. Cooper's property

Bridgewater bound for St. John's, Daniel Addinell

Fortune Logan, 24, ordinary fellow.

Issac York, 27, ordinary fellow.

Eagle bound for St. John's, John Blane

Lucy, 16, stout wench, mulatto, (Albert Vanoshant). His own property.

Dorothy, 5, black, (Widow Cowley). Her own property.

Ship Berwick bound for England, Capt. Preadeaux

John Humphries, 22, stout fellow. Capt. Preadeaux of Ship Berwick, claimant. (Capt. Preadeaux). Formerly slave to Mr. Clarkson of Philadelphia; was captured in the South Carolina.

Ceasar Jones, 18, ordinary fellow. (Capt. Preadeaux of Ship Berwick, claimant). (Capt. Preadeaux). Purchased by Capt. Preadeaux at St. Eustatius in the West Indias.

6 Sept. 1783

Grace bound for Quebec, William Oxley

Jenny Miller, 38, ordinary wench. M, (Alexander Hare). Hares own property.

Hannah Harris, 30, ordinary wench, mustee, goes on her own bottom. Free Born.

Polly Harris, 4 months.

Betsey Graham, 13, likely girl, B, (John Graham). Graham's property.

Margaret Mathews, 26, stout wench, B, (Stephen Delancey). Formerly slave to John Smith of Connecticut & late of New York government who left her at New York after New York was taken. GBC.

Peter Mathews, 27, ordinary fellow, (Stephen Delancey). Free as appears by a discharge from Major Stephenson dated in London in 1780.

Betsey, 16, ordinary wench, (Stephen Delancey). Slave to Guy Johnson.

John Martine, 22, ordinary fellow, (Capt. McDonald). Formerly slave to Mr. Delanoe of Charlestown; left him immediately after that town was taken in the year 1780.

3 Sisters bound for Quebec, John Wardell

Cuff Van Aulstine, 16, stout lad, (Major Van Alstine). Major Van Alstine's own property.

Ben Johnson, 11, fine boy, (John Johnson). Mr. Johnson's own property.

Simon Helenbeck, 19, likely lad, (Casper Hellenbeck, Esq.). Mr. Hellenbeck property.

Cato Huggenell, 44, ordinary fellow, (Daniel Huggenell). Formerly slave to William Carson of South Carolina; left him after the Siege of Charlestown. GBC.

Pusie, 30, ordinary wench, (Peter Van Alstine). Appears to be Peter Van Alstines's property.

Child, 1 ½ , (Peter Van Alstyne). Appears to be Peter Van Alstines's property.

York, 11, ordinary boy, (John Huyck). Proved to be John Huych's property.

8th September

Duke of Richmond bound for St. John's

Jack, 40, stout fellow, (D.W. James, 2nd N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to John Colvill of 96 in South Carolina; said to be purchased from him by D.W. James. Witnessed by Ensign Banks of this Corps.

Hannah Jarvis, 26, fine wench, M, (Capt. Thatcher). Purchased from Stephen Biddle of Staten Island by the captain.

Edward Christie, 27, very stout fellow, (Dr. Earle, 1st B. N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to William Smith, Susquehanna Ferry, Maryland; left him about 6 years ago & joined the British troops at the Head of Elk.

Frank Addie, 14, good looking boy, (Lt. Haddin, 1st Bat., N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to Molton Wilkinson of Charlestown, South Carolina; left in the year 1780 after the Siege.

Thomas Williams, 30, stout fellow, (Lt. Britan, 1st Bat., N.J. Volunteers ). Certified by William Walton, Esq., Magistrate of P., to have availed himself of Sir William Howe's proclamation; was formerly slave to Mr. Tomkins, Northampton County, Virginia.

Lydia Williams, 17, stout wench, (Lt. Britan, 1st Bat. N.J. Volunteers). Certified by William Walton, Esq., Magistrate of P., to have availed himself of Sir William Howe's proclamation; was formerly slave to Mr. Tomkins, Northampton County, Virginia.

Vaughan Covenhoven, 19, likely boy, (Capt. Coggle, 1 Bat., N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to Peter Covenhoven, Middletown, New Jersey; captured by Col. Hyde's detachment in 1779 & afterwards purchased by Capt. Coggle.

Plato, 18, likely boy, (Capt. Barbaree, 2nd Bat., N.J. Volunteers). Born in the Captain's family.

John January, 7, small boy, (Ensign Banks, 2nd Bat., N.J. Volunteers). His own property.

John Sygh, 18, likely rascal, (Capt. Lee, 2nd Bat., N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to John Murick of Charlestown, South Carolina; left him about four years ago. GBC.

Sunburry, 26, stout fellow, (Capt. Thatcher, 2nd Bat, N.J. Volunteers). Formerly slave to John Jones, Savannah; left said master and joined the British troops before the Siege of Savannah.

Mars

Peter Jackson, 24, stout fellow, M, (Dr. Smith, British Legion). Formerly slave to Peter VanRyker of Bergen County, New Jersey; joined the British troops on York Island in 1776.

Samuel Williams, 16, stout lad, (Lt. Davids, British Legion). Formerly slave to Richard Subsion, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him in the year 1780 & joined the British on John's Island.

James Webb, 18, stout fellow (Capt. Vernon, British Legion). Formerly slave to Mr. John Webb, Halifax, North Carolina; left him early in 1781.

Richard Richardson, 30, ordinary fellow & lame, (Ensign Stanley, British Legion). Formerly slave to Isaac Woodruff, Elizabeth town, New Jersey; left him 4 years ago.

Ann, Clark Master

Elizabeth Mitchell, 13, stout girl, (Lt. Clows, Guides & Pioneers). Says she was born free near Charlestown, South Carolina; joined the Army in 1780.

Dick Vincent, 10, stout boy, (Ensign Vincent, Guides & Pioneers). Formerly slave to Charles Vincent, East Chester, grandfather to the Ensign who has delivered the boy to the said Ensign.