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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Deposition of Samuel Crow and Daniel Howard concerning the ship Elizabeth and Ann
Crow, Samuel; Howard, Daniel
April 30, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 239-240

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Bahama Islands
New Providence—ss

Before His Excellency William Shirley Esquire Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Bahama Islands personally came and appeared Samuel Crow, late Master of the Sloop Elizabeth and Ann, belonging to Bath Town in North Carolina and Daniel Howard Mariner also late belonging to the said Sloop, who being duly Sworn, depose, testify and Declare, that they sailed from North Carolina in the said Sloop on the tenth Day of March last, bound to the Island of Turtola; That by Reason of Hard Gales of Wind and Strong West Currents they made the East End of the Island of Hispaniola on the Twenty third Day of said March; That on the Day following

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they were Chas'd by a Schooner, which Obliged them to Run Considerably to the westward; that they however got clear of her, and hauled their wind to the Eastward; But that after plying for two Days, and finding they got further to the westward, and being Scant of Fresh water they were obliged on the twenty fifth Day of the same Month, to bear away for Jamaica. That on the twenty seventh Day of said March they were Chas'd by a Small Schooner, which soon came up with them and proved to be a French Privateer, who took them & Carried them into Cape Francies, where the said Sloop was Condemned, together with her Cargoe, as lawfull prize.


Sworn this thirtieth Day of
April 1760 before me
W. Shirley