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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Deposition of Peter Gevoe concerning actions of privateers
Gevoe, Peter
April 18, 1778
Volume 13, Page 97

State of North Carolina,
New Hanover Counuy.

Before me Thomas Bloodworth one of the Justices for the County aforesaid personally appeared Peter Gevoe (a frenchman) who made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God and sayeth that he was bound on a voyage from St. Croix to North Carolina in a schooner commanded by Capt Short loaded with Rum and Molasses and was taken by the Daphne a man of War commanded by Capt. Shineny and was put on shore at light house in St. Augustine and confined as a prisoner; he this deponent petitioned the Governor of St. Augustine to be permitted to go to old France but was refused, and was told by the Governor he must go on board of some Frigate or Privateer or would not be enlarged, and further sayeth he wanted much to be permitted to go in a Flag of Truce to Charles Town, but would not be permitted, and was carried on board the sloop Ranger, commanded by Capt. Osborne and further sayeth not.


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