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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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Appendix. 439

few now complaining might by changes of aparrel and removing on
Shore soon recover in which case he this Deponent does not think
there would be any danger of Infection, and further saith that the
ship is clean and well supplied with fresh Provisions and other neces-
saries for the use of the People now on board the said Shipp. And
further this Deponent saith that the only three Persons now com-
plaining are the Ship's Steward whose complaint proceeds from a
Cold accompanied by an intermitting fever from which he may
probably be recovered to day, the next a Blacksmith by the name of
Hopkins confined by attack which has much weakened him tho he is
able to go about the Person by the name of Gray has a Fever
Attended with a slight Delirium but no other particular Complaint
And further this Deponent saith not.
Michael Wallace
April 1774.
Sworn before
Wm Steuart

Cheasapeak Bay
April 13:th 1774

The Deposition of Robert Burn, aged twenty two Years or there-
abouts, deposeth and sayeth that the Servants now on Board the
Ship Chance are in a fair way of Recovery, and able to walk the
Deck, the Steward of the Ship and a Hopkins a Smith excepted, who
are not altogether dangerously ill and that the Provision sent from
the Port were properly distributed, and given as All men required,
and the Provision's during the Passage, were dispos'd of sufficiently
to the Ships Crew and servants to the best of his Knowledge, and
further this Deponent sayeth not
Robert Bourn
Sworn before me the Day and year aforesaid
Wm Steuart

Cheasapeak Bay
April 13th 1774

The Deposition of Peter Templeton aged twenty nine Years or
thereabouts, deposeth and sayeth as follows, that in March last
about the Day, he this Deponent Mate of the Ship Chance
anchored at the Port of Annapolis in Maryland; that during the Pas-
sage the Servants in general were healthy three or four excepted,
untill their Arrival at Hampton Road, where not being able to
procure any other fresh Provisions either at Norfolk or Hampton,
excepting fresh Pork and Greens, which at the Request of the
Servants was made into Soup with Peas, which then Did the
Deponent believes brought on a general Lax or purging, which he

Ms. Hall of
Black Books,
IX, 149
entry 1476.

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