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Examination and Parole of John Simpson, Samuel Cox, William Elder, William McDermot, James Auchmuty Joseph Woolcomb, and Richard Bruer


Examination of SAMUEL COX.

Samuel Cox, a native of the Island of Bermuda, master of the sloop Charlotte, about five feet ten inches high, brown complexion, light eyes, brown hair, about twenty-five years of age, being examined, says he sailed from Halifax as master of the said sloop on the tenth of June last, with a cargo of intrenching tools, &c˙, for the use of the Ministerial Army, and bound to Sandy Hook; that he was taken in the


said sloop on the 28th of last month, by Captain Rogers, in an American armed sloop, and carried into Fire Island Inlet, on the south side of Long Island, from whence he was brought prisoner to this place.


Parole of SAMUEL COX.

I, Samuel Cox, being made a prisoner of war by the Army of the Thirteen United Colonies in North America, do promise and engage, on my word and honour, and on the faith of a gentleman, to depart from hence to the township of Bedford, in Westchester County, in the Province of New York, being the place of my destination and residence; and there, or within six miles thereof, to remain during the present war between Great Britain and the said United Colonies, or until the Congress of the said United Colonies, or the Assembly, Convention, or Committee or Council of Safety of the said Colony, shall order otherwise; and that I will not, directly or indirectly, give any intelligence whatsoever to the enemies of the United Colonies, or do or say anything in opposition to, or in prejudice of, the measures and proceedings of any Congress for the said Colonies during the present troubles, or until I am duly exchanged or discharged.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July, A˙ D˙ 1776.
Master of the Sloop Charlotte Transport.