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1780 BETSEY, Schooner.

May 16

Commander: George West, jr.
M. A., XL, 95.

1780 BETSEY, Sloop. Guns, 6; Men, 7.
Commander: John Bishop.

June 29

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

Bonders: John Bishop, mariner of Boston, principal;
Elisha Doane and Stephen Bruce, of Boston, sureties.
Owners: Stephen Bruce and others.

Witnesses: James Lamb, jr., John M. Lovell.
M. A., v, 77, 78.

1780 BETSEY, Brigantine. Guns, 6; Men, 20.

Sept. 26

Commander: Benjamin Willis, of Boston.
C. C. 196, 11, 26.

1780 BETSEY, Brigantine. Guns, 4; Men, 9.
Commander: Peter Wells, of Boston.
C. C. 196, 11, 25; M. A., 171, 311.

Nov. 29

1781 BETSEY, Brigantine. Guns, 6; Men, 20.
Fan. I Commander: Barzillai Smith, of Cape Cod.
Owners: Isaac Smith and others, of Boston.
C. C. 196, 11, 24; M. A., 171, 322.

1781 BETSEY, Sloop. Guns, 10; Men, 40.

Feb. I

Commander: Benjamin Lurvy, of Amesbury.
Owners: Tristram Dalton and others, of Newburyport.
C. C. 196, 11, 18; M. A., 171, 336.

1781 BETSEY, Ship. Guns, 20; Men, 130.

Feb. 2

1781

Commander: Philemon Haskell, of Gloucester.
C. C. 196, 11, 12; M. A., 171, 338.

BETSEY, Brig. Guns, 6; Men, 25.

June 16

Commander: Jesse Harding, of Boston.

C. C. 196, 11, 13; M. A., 171, 413; Andrews, Guide to
Public Record Office, 11, 334.

1783 BETSEY, Brig. Guns, 7; Men, 40.

Feb. 26

Commander: Patrick Maxfeld, of Boston.

C. C. 196, 11, 19; M. A., 172, 308.

BETSEY, Ship. Guns, 8; Men, 40.

Commander: Joseph Dennis.

Essex Institute, Miscellaneous Ship Papers.

1776 BILBOA PACKET, Brigantine. Guns, 8; Men, 22. Commander: William Mein.

Nov. 20

Bond: Continental, $5000.

Bonders: William Mein, mariner, Stephen Hooper and
John Coffin Jones, merchants, all of Newburyport.
Owners: Stephen Hooper and John Coffin Jones.
Witnesses: Eben[eze]r Stocker, Will[ia]m Fisher.

Note. Name spelled Billboa in the bond and Bilboa in
the petition.

M. A., v, 97, 166, 60.

1777 BLACKBIRD, Schooner. Guns, 8; Men, 20. Commander: William Groves, of Salem.

Aug. 6

C. C. 196, 11, 29; Boston Gazette, Oct. 6, 1777.

1777 BLACKBIRD, Schooner. Guns, 8 swivels; Men, 20. Commander: Joseph Pitman.

Oct. 24

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

Bonders: Joseph Pitman, principal; Edw[ar]d Norice [signed Norris] and Daniel Hopkins, sureties.

Owner: Edward Norris, of Salem.

Witness: Joseph Batchelder, jr.

Note. The name is written Black Bird on this bond

and others in the State Archives.

M. A., v, 86, 89, 167, 376.

1778 BLACKBIRD, Schooner. Guns, 8 swivels; Men, 20. Commander: Nathaniel Reynolds.

Mar. 27

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

Bonders: Nath[anie]l Reynolds, principal; Samuel Page
and Walter Price Bartlett, of Salem, sureties.
Owners: Samuel Page and Walter P. Bartlett.
Witness: D[aniel] Hopkins.

M. A., v, 69, 70, 168, 233.

1778 BLACKBIRD, Armed Vessel.

Commander: Nathaniel Harding.
Boston Gazette, Nov. 30, 1778.

1779 BLACKBIRD, Schooner. Guns, 8 swivels; Men, 22.
Commander: James Morton.

Apr. 2

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

Bonders: James Morton, mariner, principal; George I. [J.?] Yates [signed Yeates] and Simon Ellet [signed Eliot], "of Bristol in the County of Lincoln," sureties.

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Owners: "Belonging in the County of Lincoln."
Witnesses: Rich[ar]d Meagher, David Briant.

M. A., v, 73, 74, 170, 50.

1777 BLACK EAGLE, Brig. Guns, 16.

Commander: John Brown.

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London Chronicle, April 22, 1777 (Antigua, Feb. 22): "We have four privateers lying here now which have been taken within these three weeks; they are as follow: The brig Black Eagle, of 16 guns, John Brown, commander; Royal African, a snow of 14, Miles Baker; the Neptune, of 14, Charles Thompson; and the schooner King Herod, of 10, William Baker. They all had been out a long time and had taken several prizes, some of which they plundered and released, and others they sent for Boston."

1779 BLACKFISH, Sloop. Guns, 4; Men, 12. Commander: James Dilworth.

Sept. 7

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

Bonders: James Dilworth, principal; Enoch Ilsley and
John Archer, of Falmouth, sureties.

Owner: Ebenezer Preble.

Witnesses: Eben[ezer] Preble, Tho[ma]s Saunders.

Note. Written Black Fish on the bond. Petition says.
Falmouth, Casco Bay.

M. A., VII, 258, 259, 170, 378.

BLACKFORD, Schooner. Guns, 10.
Commander:

Hunt, II, 48.

1779 BLACK JACK, Brigantine. Guns, 2; Men, 7. Commander: Stephen Sears.

Oct. 9

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

Bonders: Stephen Sears, mariner, principal; Edmund

Howes and Amasa Davis, of Boston, sureties.

Owners: Thomas Denney and others.

Witnesses: David Bradlee, Joseph West.

M. A., v, 47, 48, 170, 419.

1779 BLACK JOKE, Brigantine. Guns, 2; Men, 8. Commander: Nathaniel Freeman.

May 14

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

Bonders: Nathaniel Freeman, mariner, principal; Nathan
Stone and Willia]m Foster, of Boston, sureties.

Owners: William Foster and others.
Witnesses: William Payne, David Spear.

M. A., v, 54, 55, 170, 105.

1778 BLACK PRINCE, Ship. Tons, 220; Guns, 18; Men, 130. Commander: Elias Smith.

June 17

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

Bonders: Elias Smith, mariner, principal; William Pickman and William Orne, of Salem, sureties.

Owners: William Pickman, William Orne, Larkin Thorndike, and others.

Witness: Samuel Flagg.

M. A., v, 49, 51, 168, 351.

1778 BLACK PRINCE, Brigantine. Guns, 14; Men, 70.

July 18

Commander: William Steward.

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

Bonders: William Steward, principal; Job Prince and
Thomas Adams, of Boston, sureties.

Owners: Job Prince and others.

Witnesses: Tho[ma]s Prince, Benj[amin] Homer.

M. A., v, 65, 66, 139, 201, 169, 4.

1778 BLACK PRINCE, Ship. Tons, 220; Guns, 18; Men, 120. Oct. 20 Commander: Nathaniel West.

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

Bonders: Nathaniel West, principal; Geo[rge] Williams
and W[illia]m Pickman, of Salem, sureties.
Owners: George Williams and others.
Witnesses: Elias Smith, Joseph Moses.

Note. On the Penobscot Expedition in 1779 and was
destroyed to prevent capture.

M. A., v, 59, 60, xxxvii, 178, 280, 145, 35, 169, 236.

1782 BLACK PRINCE, Brigantine. Guns, 6; Men, 16.
Commander: George Rendall, of York.
C. C. 196, 11, 32.

Aug. 15

1777 BLACK SNAKE, Sloop. Guns, 12; Men, 60. Commander: William Carlton, of Salem.

July 8

C. C. 196, 11, 39; Boston Gazette, Dec. 22, 1777; Essex
Inst. Hist. Coll., XXVII (1890), 127.

1777 BLACK SNAKE, Brig.

Commander: William Lecraw.

Marblehead Hist. Soc.

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1778 BLACK SNAKE, Sloop. Guns, 12; Men, 60. Commander: Henry Phelps.

Jan. 21

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

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Bonders: Henry Phelps, principal; Simon Forrester [Sam-
uel Forister on State bond] and Zachariah Burchmore,
of Salem, sureties.

Owners: Simon Forrester and Zachariah Burchmore.
Witness: D[aniel] Hopkins.

M. A., v, 71, 72, 168, 155.

1782 BLACK SNAKE, Boat. Guns, "Swivels and musquets"; Men, 20.
Apr. 16
Commander: David Jenks, [of Kingston?].

Owners: Peleg Wadsworth and others, of Boston and
Kingston.

C. Č. 196, II, 41; M. A., 172, 137.

1783 BLACK SNAKE, Boat. Guns, 1; Men, 14.

Mar. 21

Commander: Barzillai Besse, of Plympton.
Owners: David Rye and others, of Wareham.
C. C. 196, 11, 38; M. A., 172, 316.

1781 BLOODHOUND, Brig. Guns, 14; Men, 55.
Commander:

Essex Institute, Miscellaneous Ship Papers; Felt, II, 272;
Salem Gazette, June 26, 1781 (Advertisement of the
sale of "a prize taken by the Privateers Bloodhound,
Tyger, Captain, and Hero").

1782 BLOOM, Schooner. Guns, 6; Men, 25.
Commander: Silas Smith, of Salem.
C. C. 196, II, 43; M. A., 172, 186.

Aug. 13

1779 BODERVINE, Sloop. Guns; swivels.

Commander:

Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., XLIX, 118 (MS. Auctioneers' Sales
Books in Essex Institute): "Nov. 2, 1779. Sold by
order of H. Rust, agent for the privateer sloop
Bodervine, viz.:- sloop Bodervine, £8100, to Nathan
Nichols; cannon, swivel, 168 round shot," etc.

1782 BONTRAM, Sloop. Guns, 10.
Commander:

White.

London Chronicle, Sept. 7, 1782 (Stromness, Aug. 19): "The ship Quebec . . . arrived here this day and brought in with her a sloop privateer carrying 10 guns, called the Bontram, of Salem, commanded by Captain White."

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