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Black Joke



NEW-LONDON, January 1776. — SS.

Personally appeared Mr˙ Nathaniel Shaw, of New-London, merchant, and made solemn oath that the above sloop,


called the Black Joke, John Mackibben master, with cargo as above, sailed from New-London on the 29th of August last, bound for Jamaica, on the deponent' s own account and risk; and that said sloop was afterwards taken in his sight, near Fisher' s Island, by Captain Wallace, of the Ship Rose; and that this deponent hath since received a letter from his said master at Boston, advising him of said sloop and cargo' s being carried in there, and sold at publick sale; and that said master was not permitted to have any part thereof.

Sworn before me,

NATHANIEL MINOR, Justice of Peace.