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1781 ARGO, Ship. Guns, 16; Men, 40.

Dec. 15

Commander: John Williamson, of Marblehead.
C. C. 196, 1, 80.

1782 ARGO, Ship. Guns, 18; Men, not stated.
Commander: [Samuel?] Trevett.

Boston Gazette, Dec. 2, 1782 (Salem, Nov. 29): "On
Thursday 21st instant, the letter of marque ship Argo,
mounting 18 carriage guns and commanded by Capt.
Trevett, was stranded near Old York Harbour."

1782 ASSURANCE, Sloop. Guns, 14; Men, 75

Dec. 3

Commander: David Porter, of Boston. C. C. 196, 1, 83; M. A., 172, 238. 1782 ASTREA, Ship. Guns, 20; Men, 50.

Dec. 19

Commander: John Derby, of Salem.
C. C. 196, 1, 84; M. A., 172, 260; Salem Gazette, Jan. 30,
1783: "The brigantine Speedwell, late commanded
by Capt. John Ingersoll, of this place, arrived here on
Sunday last. She was taken by the enemy on her
homeward-bound passage from the West Indies and
retaken off Halifax, by the letter of marque ship
Astrea, Capt. John Derby, of this port.”

1782 ATALANTA, Brig. Guns, 10; Men, 25.

Oct. 21

Commander: Cornelius Thompson, of Salem.
C. C. 196, 1, 85; M. A., 172, 210.

1778 AURORA, Schooner. Guns, 6, and 6 swivels; Men, 30.
Commander: Redmond Hackett.

Aug. I

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £4000.

Bonders: Redmond Hackett, mariner, principal; George
Lynham and G[ené] Jolly, of Boston, sureties.

Owners: George Lynham and Glené] Jolly.

Witnesses: William Baker, John Dall.

M. A., v, 37, 38, 169, 56.

1780 AURORA, Ship.

Aug. 10

Commander: Thomas Collier.

M. A., 176, 627 (Petition of Stephen Hooper and others, of Newburyport, that the ship may proceed on her cruise, embargo notwithstanding. Granted); Boston Gazette, June 26, 1780.

1780 AURORA, Ship. Guns, 10; Men, 20.

Oct. 2

Commander: David Porter, of Boston.
C. C. 196, 1, 87; M. A., 171, 285.

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Bonders: John Cushing and Mungo Mackay, merchants of Boston, major part of owners, and David Porter,

mariner.

Witnesses: George Burroughs, Charles Adams.

M. A., XL, 59, 139, 279 (Bond not to enlist any man in
New England outside of Massachusetts); Boston
Gazette, Aug. 27, 1781: "The Privateers Bellisarius,
Capt. James Munroe, and Aurora, Capt. David
Porter, of this Port, are both captured by a 20-Gun
Ship and two Brigs of 16 Guns each, and carried into
New York."

1781 AURORA, Schooner. Guns, 6; Men, 20.

Nov. 2

Commander: René Chaloche, of Boston.
C. C. 196, 1, 86; M. A., 172, 58.

1781 AURORA, Brigantine. Guns, 6; Men, 12.

Dec. 27

Commander: George Williams, jr., of Salem.
C. C. 196, 1, 88; M. A., 172, 88.

1782 AURORA, Brig. Guns, 10; Men, 75.
Commander: [Robert?] Caldwell.

Essex Institute, Miscellaneous Ship Papers.

1782 BANTER, Sloop. Guns, 8; Men, 50.

May 25

Commander: Henry White, of Salem.

C. C. 196, 1, 95; Sumner's Notes (Mass. Hist. Soc.
MS.), 1, 52; M. A., 167, 8; Andrews, Guide to Public
Record Office, 11, 335 (Captured in Straits of Belle Isle,
July, 1782).

1778 BATCHELOR, Schooner. Guns, 8, and 6 swivels; Men, 40. Feb. 26 Commander: John Hays.

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £500.

Bonders: John Hayes [signed Hays], principal; William
Shattuck and [John Shattuck], sureties.

Owners: William Shattuck and others, of Boston.

Witnesses: William Dall, James Perkins.

Signatures: John Hays, William Shattuck, John Shattuck. Note. The vessel's name is also spelled Batchelder and Batcheldor.

M. A., v, 81, 82, 139, 157 (Bond not to enlist soldiers of the Continental Army), 168, 192.

1779 BATCHELOR, Ship. Guns, 16; Men, 120. Commander: Alexander Holmes.

Nov. 2

Bond: Continental, $10,000; State, £4000.

Bonders: Alexander Holmes, mariner, principal; William
Erskine and Henry Mitchell, of Boston (on Continental
bond), Martin Brimmer and Samuel Nicholson, of
Boston (on State bond), sureties.

Owners: William Erskine and others.

Witnesses: Howard Barry [?] and Francis Sears [?] (on Continental bond), Henry Livingston and John Kean (on State bond).

M. A., v, 61, 62, 139, 261, 171, 2.

1779 BEAVER, Schooner. Tons, 35; Guns, 2, and 8 swivels; Men, 30. Commander: William Bootman.

June 3

Petitioners: Joseph Lambert and Robert Stone, of Salem.
M. A., 170, 150.

1781 BEAVER, Ship. Guns, 6; Men, 20.

Jan. 31

Commander: William Russell, of Newburyport.
C. C. 196, 1, 99.

1781 BEAVER, Ship. Tons, 150; Guns, 6; Men, 20.
Commander: William Russell.

Feb. 5

C. C. 196, 1, 100; M. A., 171, 339.

1779 BECCA, Brigantine. Guns, 8; Men, not stated.

Sept. 4,18 Commander: John Willson.

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £4000.

Bonders: John Willson, mariner, principal; William Shattuck and John Shattuck, of Boston.

Owners: William and John Shattuck.

Witnesses: James Perkins, Stephen H. Gray.

Note. The State bond was signed two weeks later than the Continental bond.

M. A., v, 96, 98, 170, 404.

1778 BEHMUS, Ship. Guns, 4; Men, 13. Commander: Benjamin Hill.

Dec. 28

Bond: Continental, $10,000; State, £4000.

Bonders: Benjamin Hill, mariner, principal; Samuel
Bayley and Ralph Cross, jr., of Newburyport, sureties.
Owners: Ralph Cross and others.

Witnesses: Hannah Cross, John Herrick.

M. A., v, 92, 95, 169, 385.

BATCHELOR

BENNINGTON

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1779 BEHMUS, Ship. Guns, 8; Men, 20. Commander: Samuel Bayley.

Aug. 7

Bond: Continental, -; State, £4000.

Bonders: Samuel Bailey [signed Bayley], principal; Moses
Little and Joseph Moulton, jr., of Newburyport,

sureties.

Owners: Not stated.

Witnesses: Jacob Boardman, Robert Stevenson.
M. A., v, 63, 64, 170, 308.

1781 BELISARIUS, Ship. Tons, 500; Guns, 20; Men, 200.
Commander: James Munro, of Providence, R. I.
Owners: William and John Shattuck, of Boston.

Apr. 14

Note. The vessel's name is often spelled Bellisarius. C. C. 196, 1, 104; M. A., 171, 370; Boston Gazette, Aug. 27, 1781 (See Aurora, Capt. Porter).

1777 BELLONA, Brigantine.

Commander: Thomas Stevens.
Boston Gazette, Sept. 22, 1777.

1778 BELLONA, Brigantine. Guns, 14; Men, 75.
Commander: Nicholas Ogelbe.

Jan. I

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £500.

Bonders: Nicholas Ogelbe, of Marblehead, principal;
Maj. Sam[ue]l White, of Boston, and John Grush, of
Marblehead, sureties.

Owners: Samuel White and John Grush.

Witnesses: Josh[ua] Bindon, William McCarty.
M. A., v, 67, 68, 168, 218.

1779 BENNINGTON, Brigantine.

Commander: William Tuck.

Boston Gazette, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, 1779: “On Monday last [Jan. 11] arrived at Cape-Ann, the Privateer Brig Bennington, of Newbury; in her cruise she has taken a Ship from Jamaica laden with Rum and Sugar, also a Privateer Schooner of 12 guns, and several other vessels; the Ship arrived on Wednesday at Cape-Ann."

1779 BENNINGTON, Brigantine. Commander: John Hart.

Note. This may have been a New Hampshire vessel. Boston Gazette, June 7, 1779.

1777 BETSEY, Sloop. Guns, 4 swivels; Men, 5.

June 21

Commander: John Palmer.

Bond: Continental, $5000.

Bonders: John Palmer, of New York, principal; Isaac
Sears and Paschal N[elson] Smith, of Boston, sureties.
Owner: Isaac Sears.

Witnesses: Eliakim Raymond, Benjamin Jarvis.
M. A., v, 56, 167, 44.

1777 BETSEY, Sloop. Guns, 10; Men, 25.

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Bonders: Tristram Dalton, of Newburyport, in behalf of
Enoch Coffin; Samuel White and Job Prince, of Boston.
Owner: Tristram Dalton.

Witnesses: Tho[ma]s Prince, Jos[eph] Barrell.
M. A., v, 87, 167, 321.

1779 BETSEY, Brigantine. Guns, 6; Men, 20.
Commander: Nathaniel Bently.

Fan. I

Bond: Continental, $10,000; State, £4000.

Bonders: Nathaniel Bently, mariner, principal; Joseph Laughton, of Boston, and John Tracy, of Newburyport, sureties.

Owners: John Tracy and others.

Witnesses: Isaiah Doane, Joseph Billings.

M. A., v, 25, 26, 169, 397.

1779 BETSEY, Sloop. Guns, 4; Men, 10. Commander: Elisha Smith.

Jan. 12

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £4000.

Bonders: Elisha Smith, principal; Philip Moore and
Paschal N. Smith, of Boston, sureties.

Owners: Isaac Sears and others, of Boston.

Witnesses: Elia[ki]m Raymond, Joseph Skillin.
M. A., v, 83, 84, 169, 410.

1779 BETSEY, Schooner. Guns, I swivel; Men, 10.
Commander: René Chaloche.

June 10

Bond: Continental, $5000; State, £4000.

Bonders: René Chaloche, mariner, principal; John Lar

reguy and J. E. Dallet, merchants of Boston, sureties. Owners: John Larreguy and others.

Witness: John] Dall.

M. A., v, 75, 76, 170, 165.

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