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Joseph, 7, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Mr. Hogwood, Great Bridge near Portsmouth, Virginia; left him in 1779.

Charlotte, 18, stout wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Alexander Foreman, Great Bridge near Portsmouth, Virginia; left him in 1779.

Grace, 20, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Col. Carter, James River, Virginia; left him in 1779.

Sally, 27, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Samuel Ash, Edisto, South Carolina; left him in 1779.

Tom, 12 ½, likely boy, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Samuel Ash, Edisto, South Carolina; left him 1779.

Lidia, 7, likely wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Samuel Ash, Edisto, South Carolina; left him in 1779.

Phillister, 20, born dum, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Benjamin Harrison, James River, Virginia; left him in 1779.

Phillis, 28, likely wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Willis Wilson, Portsmouth, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Sam, 10, likely boy, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Willis Wilson, Portsmouth, Virginia; left him 1778.

Jonny, ½, infant, (Black Pioneers). Born within the British Lines.

Sarah, 42, ordinary wench, stone blind, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Lord Dunmore. Left him in 1776.

Betsey, 36, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to William Conner, Crane Island near Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Prudence, 11, likely girl, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to William Conner, Crane Island near Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Mary, 20, likely wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to William Conner, Crane Island near Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Sylvia, 55, ordinary wench, worn out, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Joseph Knot, Charlestown, South Carolin; left his service 20 years ago. Says she is free.

Sally, 32, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Isaac Waite, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him 1779.

August, 7, likely boy, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Isaac Waite, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him 1779.

Dinah, 25, stout wench (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Phill Phelix, Philadelphia; left him in 1778.

Pleasant, 26, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Col. Godfrey, Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Lettius, 11, likely child, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Col. Godfrey, Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Ned, 6, likely boy, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Col. Godfrey, Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778.

Fanny Brown, 40, stout lump of a wench, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to Robert Gilmor, Norfolk, Virginia; left him with Lord Dunmore in 1776.

Patty, 6, likely girl, (Black Pioneers). Born within the British Lines.

Nancy, 36, ordinary wench, (Black Pioneers). Formelry slave to George Walden, Charlestown, South Carolina; left him in 1776.

John, 4 months, ordinary fellow, (Black Pioneers). Born within the British Lines.

John Cockburn, 50, ordinary fellow, (Black Pioneers). Born free as appears by General Birch's Certificate.

31 October 1783

Inspected by Captains Gilfillan & Armstrong & Lieutenant Col. Smith.

Brig Joseph bound for Port Mattoon, Ben Coward

Dolly Wilkinson, 62, stout wench, on her own bottom. Formerly slave to Willis Wilkinson, Nansemun, Virginia; left him in 1779. GBC.

Villot Miller, 34, stout wench, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Reese Lloyd, Philadelphia; left him in 1778. GMC.

Abraham Miller, 40, ordinary fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to William Hudson, Philadelphia; left him in 1778. GMC.

Sam Hawkins, 25, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to John Hawkins of Rye, New England; left him in 1779. GMC.

Amey Orphan, 8, likely girl, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Mr. Hughes near Charlestown, South Carolina; left him 1780. GMC.

Brig Elija bound for Port Mattoon, Alexander Buchanon

Lieut. Col. Bridges, 43, ordinary fellow, lame, (W.M. General Department). Born free as appears by GMC.

Ruben Simmons, 37, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Abraham Wilson, Carlisle County, Virginia; left him in 1781. GMC.

William Davis, 30, ordinary fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Lewis Burnel Martin, James River, Virginia; left him in 1779. GMC.

March Jones, 40, ordinary fellow. (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Mr. Jones, Santee, South Carolina; left him in 1779. GMC.

Paul Johnson, 21, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Says he was born free; lived with Able Noble, Sterling Ironworks, New Jersey; left him in 1776. GMC.

Cato, 23, likely fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Thomas Harris, City of New York, who says he got his freedom when his Master died.

John Moosely, 25, likely fellow, (W.M. General Department). Lived with John Cunningham, Portsmouth, Virginia as a freeman; left him in 1776. GMC.

Solomon Lawson, 30, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Col. Anthony Lawson, Princess Ann County, Virginia; left him in 1776. GMC.

William Dean, 62, ordinary fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to William Dean, Crane Island, Virginia; left him in 1779. GMC.

Levie Johnson, 26, ordinary fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to William Smith, Ackomack County, Virginia; left him in 1779. GMC.

John Ballimay, 38, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Certified to be free. GBC.

Jacob Rowan, 26, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Arthur Upshaw, Ackomack County, Virginia; left him 1778. GBC.

Tom Hunter, 22, stout fellow, (W.M. General Department). Formerly slave to Bessell Mosely, Norfolk, Virginia; left him in 1778. GMC.