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Sloop Elk, bound for Port Mattoon, Peter Slack

Suky, 21, stout wench, (W.M. General Dept.). Formerly slave to Thomas Smith, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him after the Siege in 1780.

Suky, 21, ordinary wench, M, (W.M. General Dept). Born free in New York.

Fanny, 25, ordinary wench, (W.M. General Dept.). Formerly slave to John Hope, Southampton, Virginia; left him in the year of 1779 & joined the British.

Katy, 22, stout wench, (W.M. General Dept.). Formerly slave to Mr. Lawrence of Charlestown, South Carolina; left him before the siege of said town & joined the British troops.

Mary, 17, ordinary wench, (W.M. General Dept). Formerly slave to Isaac Johnson of Philadelphia; left him & joined the British troops in 1778.

Betty, 1, infant, (W.M. General Dept.). Born within the British lines.

Elijah, ½, infant, (W.M. General Dept.). Born within the British lines.

Suky, ½, infant, (W.M. General Dept.). Born within the British lines.

11 October 1783

Inspected by Captains Gilfillan & Armstrong, Lieutenant Colonel Smith & Samuel Jones, Esquire, Secretary.

Mid Summer Blossom bound for Halifax, William Rayon

Kate, 16, stout wench, (Dr. Russall, 33 Reg't.). Formerly slave to Isaac Waite, John's Island, South Carolina; left him in 1779.

Will Hicks, 12, stout boy, M, (Dr. Russall, 33 Reg't.). Says he was born free at Port Royal, South Carolina; stolen from thence by a Capt. McDonald, Master of a ship.

Solomon, 25, stout fellow, (Capt. Stewart, 33 Reg't.). Formerly slave to Chief Justice Howard of North Carolina; now understood to be property of Miss Howard, his daughter.

Dick, 21, stout fellow, (Lieut. Harvey, 33 Reg't.). Formerly servant to John White, Charlestown; says he was born free.

Nancy, 37, stout wench, (Dr. Russall, 33 Reg't.). Formerly slave to Isaac Waite, John's Island, South Carolina; left him in 1779. GBC.

Bristol, 25, stout fellow, (Dr. Russall, 33 Reg't.). Formerly slave to Isaac Waite, John's Island, South Carolina; left him 1779.

Dutchess of Gordon bound for Halifax, James Holmes, Master

William Simpson, 45, stout fellow, (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave to Benjamin Singleton, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him before the siege in 1780.

John Brown, 30, stout fellow, (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave to Peter Buckie, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him before the siege in 1780.

Punch, 25, stout fellow, (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave to Peter Porcher, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him before the siege in 1780.

Saucy Ben, bound for Halifax, James Miller, Master

Mingo Sheets, 24, stout fellow (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave to Samuel Sheets, Portsmouth, Virginia; left him in the year 1780.

Sam McLeod, 29, stout fellow (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave to Dr. Walter McLeod, Hampton, Virginia; left him in the year 1780.

[Rhinosourus-?], bound for Halifax

Whiteheaven, 30, stout fellow, (42nd Reg't.). Formerly slave _________ near Norfolk, Virginia, left him in the year 1780.

14 October, 1783

Sloop Cato, bound for Annapollis Royal

Joe Truman, 35, stout fellow (Stephen Truman). Formerly slave to Joseph Truman, Little York; left him 4 years ago. GMC.

Ben Trubody, 35, ordinary fellow (Stephen Truman). Formerly slave to Samuel Trubody, New Port, Rhode Island; left him seven years ago. GMC.

John Doore, 50, stout fellow (Stephen Truman). Formerly slave to Dr, Ross, Prince George County, Maryland; left him four years ago. GMC.

William Truman, 30, ordinary fellow (Stephen Truman). Formerly slave to Cooper Gayton, Royal Navy. Says the captain gave him his freedom. GBC.

Vigo, 30, stout fellow (Stephen Truman). Free by his former master as certified by Justice Hamlen, Middletown, Conneticut.

James Brown, 21, stout fellow (Isaac Swozzie). Formerly slave to William Williamson, Black Swamp, South Carolina; left him five years ago. GBC.

Tilar, 28, stout fellow (Stephen Sneaden). Property of Stephen Sneadon as per Bill of Sale.

Abigail, 20, stout wench (Stephen Sneaden). Property of Stephen Sneadon as per Bill of Sale.

Massey Asten, 31, stout wench (Jacob Ross). Formerly slave to Joseph Tonkins, Duches County, New York Province; left him 6 years ago. GBC.

Nancy King, 19, ordinary wench (Widow Boyce). Formerly slave to Widow Campbell, Hampton, Virginia; left her 6 years ago. GBC.

Joseph, 30, ordinary fellow (John Moore). John Moore’s property.

Timothy, 33, ordinary fellow (Jacob Frost). Property of Charles Thorn, Musquitto Cove, Long Island.

Sloop Skuldham bound for Annapolis Royal, James Nicholson

Cato, 35, stout fellow, (Godfrey Wainwood). Free.

Rose Wainworth, 30, stout wench, 2 children 12 & 5 years of age, (Godfrey Wainwood). Formerly slave to Daniel Russel of New Port, Rhode Island; left him 7 years ago.

Ceasar, 51, ordinary fellow, (Mrs. Grant). Property of Mrs. Grant by Bill of Sale.

Bill, 14, fine boy, (Mrs. Grant). Free.

Daniel, 5 fine boy, (Mrs. Grant). Free.

Hannah, 30, stout wench with 2 children, 2 years old and one 1 month, (Mrs. Grant). Free.

Yast Benson, 24, stout fellow, (Ephram Stanford). Formerly slave to Samson Benson of Harlem; left him 7 years ago. GBC.

Jenny, 20, fine wench with a child 2 years old, (William Mott). Free.

Jane, 17, fine wench, (Bartholomew Haynes). Formerly slave to Bartholomew Gidney of White Plains; Haynes property by Bill of Sale.

Margret, 15, fine wench, (James Irwin). Property of James Irwin by Bill of Sale.

James Jackson, 36, ordinary fellow, (John Smith). Formerly slave to Silas Holly of Stamford, Connecticut; left him 7 years ago. GBC.

Betsey Jackson, 16, fine girl, (John Smith). Free born.