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Article from North-Carolina Gazette concerning a captured British ship
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November 28, 1777
Volume 11, Page 813

[North Carolina Gazette, November 28, 1777.]

Newbern, November 28, 1777.

By a Vessel in thirteen days from the West Indies to our Bar, advices are received that the sloop Lydia Capt. Appleton, of 12 carriage guns and 50 men, fitted out by Mr. John W. Stanly of this Town, had taken and carried into Guadaloupe, a large Ship with Slaves and other valuable Articles from the Coast of Africa, which are now selling and said to be worth between Twenty and Thirty thousand Pounds.