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Deposition of Michael Kingsborough concerning actions of privateers
Kingsborough, Michael
April 18, 1778
Volume 13, Page 98

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State of North Carolina,
New Hanover County.

Before me Thomas Bloodworth one of the Justices of the County aforesaid personally appeared Michael Kingsborough, who made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God and sayeth that he sailed from Salem in New England on the 22d of December last on a voyage to Charles Town So. Carolina, and was taken about five leagues from that bar by the ship George commanded by George Osborne from St. Augustine, and was taken out of the Prize with the Captain and sundry other seamen on board the George and carried into St. Augustine, after which Capt. Osborne told the Deponent that he must either go on board the ship George for London, or ship on board the sloop Ranger, which he was going to command or be put in Gaol and there remain as a prisoner of war, and rather than be confined, shipped with Capt. Osborne, and further sayeth not.

MICHAEL KINGSBOROUGH

Taken & sworn to this 18th April 1778, before me.

THOS. BLOODWORTH.