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Fort Cornwallis Prisoners

I do hereby Certify that in Consequence of the within Order, John DOUGLASS furnished for the Works at Augusta; Five Negroes as undermentioned, which were Captured on the surrender of Fort Cornwallis 5th June 1781 and that one Young Negroe Man was killed in the Fort.

Ness A Man about 38 Years of Age
Hanibal A Stout Man 35 Years old
Venus a Woman 35 Years old
Charlotte a Woman 35 Years old
Jessee a likely young Man 21 Years old
killed by a Cannon ball


One Negro Girl child to Charlotte about
5 Years of Age, was taken with her Mother.

Thos. BROWN Lt. Col. Commt.
K Troops at Augusta

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 34, folio 356.

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Moving on: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World
by John W. Pulis