Privateering And Piracy In The Colonial Period Illustrative Documents by J. Franklin JamesonPrivateering And Piracy In The Colonial Period Illustrative Documents by J. Franklin Jameson

Privateering And Piracy In The Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

byJ. Franklin Jameson

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Excerpt: ...of the governor's council, and grandfather of James Otis the revolutionary orator. 301 111. Deposition of Ralph Merry and Samuel Roberts. May 11, 16, 1717. 1 We, Ralph Merry and Samuel Roberts, mariners, both of full age, Joyntly and Severally testify and make Oath That on the twenty sixth day of April last we belonged to a certain Sloope Called the Fisher (whereof Robert Ingols was Commander), bound to Boston from Virginia, being laden with Tobacco, hides and other things. That Assoon as we arived within a few leagues off Cape Codd we met with a Ship of twenty eight guns called the Wedaw, which assoon as they came near, haled us and Demanded from whence we came. We told 'em That we came from Virginia and were bound for Boston. Then they asked us whether the Master was Acquainted here, meaning (as we suppose) with the Coast. Our Master Answered he knew it very well, Whereupon they Commanded our Master and Company to hoist out our boat, which we did, and then our Master and Mate went on board the said Ship. they, keeping our Master and Mate on board thereof, Sent four men Armed from thence on board of our Sloop, whereupon the said Ship stood away to the Northward and gave Orders to our Sloope to follow their Light, And being in the Night we lost Sight of said Ship And followed a Snowe light which was before in Company with her (which said Snow was a Prize the said Ship had taken off from the Capes of Virginia, as we were informed) untill the Snow was almost ashoar. then the said Snow came to an Anchor And Called to us to doe the same, which we Accordingly did, and lay there till about ten of the Clock the next day, being the twenty Seventh day of said month; then, the wind blowing off Shoar, they Cutt their Cable and bid us make the best of our way after them to the Eastward, and About three leagues off the Cape they, taking out of our Sloope what they pleased, Commanded us to goe on board the said Snow. then they, Cutting our Mast off by the board,...
Title:Privateering And Piracy In The Colonial Period Illustrative DocumentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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