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Parole of prisoners of war
McNicol, Duncan; Et Al.
October 31, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 830-831

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Parole of Sundry Prisoners of War.

We the Subscribers, being made Prisoners of War by the Navy of this State, do promise and engage on our Word & honour & on the faith of Gentlemen, to depart from hence to the town of Salisbury in the State of North Carolina and there or within ten miles thereof to remain during the present War between Great Brittain & the United States of America, or untill the Congress of the said States or the Supreme executive Authority of North Carolina shall order otherwise, and that we will not directly or indirectly give any intelligence whatsoever to the Enemies of the said States, or do or say anything in opposition to or in prejudice of the measures & proceedings of any Congress or Assembly of the said States, during the present troubles, or untill we are duly exchanged or discharged.

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Given under our hands at Charlestown in So: Carolina this thirty first day of October Anno Domini 1776.

DUN McNICOL, Cap: R. H. E.
HUGH FRASER, Lieut R. H. E.
DUN MACDOUGALL
LAUCHLIN McDONALD
WALTER CUNNINGHAM
HECTOR McQUARY
ANGUS CAMERON
ALEXr CHRISHOLM

We also undertake for Neal McNicol, James Fraser, Alexr McDonald, & David Donaldson, that they shall be on the same footing with ourselves.