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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning the capture of the Polly
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August 23, 1777
Volume 11, Page 755

[North Carolina Gazette, August 29, 1777.]

Wilmington August 23

On Thursday last arrived in this Port, the Letter of Marque Brigantine “Resolution,” belonging to this Part of the State, & commanded by Joseph Meredith; accompanied by a large Ship called the Polly, Capt. Thomas Collart, bound to Jamaica from Mississippi, which he met with in his return home, in Lat. 30, Long. 75, and which he has conducted to a good Anchorage in Capt Fear River. There is no doubt of her being a Prize, and will sell to a considerable Amount, being well fitted, and loaded with a Cargo very suitable to the west India Market.