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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning captured British ships
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October 03, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 778-779

[North Carolina Gazette, October 3, 1777.]

Newbern, October 3, 1777

In our last, we gave an Account of the Randolph Frigate having carried a large Ship into Charles-Town, which was first taken by the Privateer Nancy, of this Port, Capt. Palmer, and afterwards re-taken by a large Ship from Jamaica, mounting 20 Guns; by Letters from Mr. Stanley's Agent in Charles-Town, the Account is confirmed; the Ship is called the Severn, mounting 10 Guns, from Jamaica to Bristol, and is valued at £40,000 Sterl. Capt. Palmer engaged and took her at the head of the Jamaica Fleet on the 4th of August last. The other Vessel taken by Capt. Palmer is a

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Scow called the Invermay, from Jamaica to Pensacola, with Rum and Slaves, said to be worth £35,000 Proc. 11 Capt. Palmer conducted her into Savannah, in Georgia, himself, and is preparing for another Cruize.