Enclosed is three certificates from the Clerk of our County Court, certifying that the Revd. Mr. Francis Johnston, Mr. Robert Lenox, and myself, have given bond and security, to depart the State in sixty days from the date, having refused to take the oath prescribed by this State.
The purport of this is, to request your Excellency to grant us a pass, in order to prevent us from being molested, while in the Country, and also if possible to hinder American cruisers, from making a prize of us on our passage to the West Indies, having no commodities on board, but what we are permitted to carry out by the laws, of this State. In case it should be necessary, I have
Manifest of Cargo on board the Brigantine Tryal, Peter Murry Master. Bound for Saint Croix–
10 Hogshead Staves.
5 Hhds Tobacco.
35 or 40 Tons.
1 Lnd Leading
& a bundle of Deer skins.