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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 RICHARD BRUERÉ.

Richard Brueré, second son of Governour Brueré of the Island of Bermuda, being examined, saith: That he is at present a Midshipman of the Navy of Great Britain; that he was to be made an acting lieutenant on board the Merlin sloop of war; that he sailed from Halifax about the 10th of June last in one of the engineer' s sloops, of which he was part owner, bound to Sandy Hook; that the said sloop was taken on Friday or Saturday last on the south side of Long Island, by Captain Rogers of an American armed sloop, and carried into Fire Island Inlet, and from thence was sent prisoner to this place.


Parole of R˙ BRUERÉ.

I Richard Brueré, 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.

R˙ BRUERÉ, Midshipman, &c.