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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning the capture of a ship off the coast
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August 15, 1777
Volume 11, Page 753

[North Carolina Cazette, August 15, 1777.]

NewBern August 15

Last week a Report prevailed, that the Vessel which lately sailed from this Port with a Number of Tories on Board, was taken; since which the Account is confirmed. She was taken soon after she left the Bar, by Capt. Weeks, in a Privateer from Virginia, in Consort with a Letter of Marke Sloop, who have carried her off to the West Indies. She must prove a valuable Prize, as the Gentlemen on Board her have large Sums of Money with them, and the Vessel having 200 Hogsheads of Tobacco on Board.