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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Deposition of John Joseph concerning actions of privateers
Joseph, John
April 18, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 96-97

State of North Carolina
New Hanover County

Before me Thos. Bloodworth one of the Justices for the County aforesaid personally appeared John Joseph (a Portuguese) who made an oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, and sayeth

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that he sailed from Curacoa, on a voyage to Virginia in the schooner St. Anna commanded by Capt. Dewit, and after arrival at Virginia took a load of Flour and Bread, and on her return back to Curacoa was taken by the ship Galatia commanded by Thos. Jordan, and remained on board of her as a prisoner for two months, and was put on shore in St. Augustine, and was taken against my will to go on board the sloop Ranger commanded by George Osborne who was bound on a cruize, and further sayeth not.

JOHN his

Taken and sworn to this 18th April 1778, before me.