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[Testimony of cotton shipment by Mr. Samuel Patterson]
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 2. Depositions, 1746-1839
New Good Intent (Ship)
New-York Historical Society
Two-page printed blank form filled out in manuscript with the deposition of Mr. Samuel Patterson of the firm of Smylie and Patterson of Charleston, South Carolina. Prepared by notary public Abraham Crouch, Patterson declares shipment of 140 bales of cotton bound for the port of Londonderry [probably Ireland] on the Ship New Good Intent, captained by Robert Lawton. Signed on verso by Benjamin Moore of the British Consul's Office of Charleston, South Carolina.
Cotton trade--South Carolina--CharlestonCotton trade--Great Britain
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State of South Carolina, City of Charleston, , Abraham Crouch, Notary Public, , Be it known unto all whom it may concern, that on this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven and in the thirty fifth year of American Independence, before me, Abraham Crouch, a Notary Public for Charleston, by lawful authority duly sworn, admitted and commissioned by letters patent under the Great Seal of the State, residing and practicing [sic] in the City and State aforesaid, and ex-officio a Justice of the Quorum in and for the said State; personally appeared M. Samuel Patterson of the firm of Smylie and Patterson – merchants of Charleston aforesaid, shippers of one hundred and forty – bales of cotton per Ship New Good Intent, whereof Robert Lawton is master, bound from this Port of Londonderry – who being duly sworn according to law, on his solemn Oath did declare, that the cotton by them the said Smylie and Patterson – shipped as slave stated, is of the growth and produce of the United States of America, and not of Turkey, or any place in Africa within the Streights [sic] of Gibraltor, or in the West-Barbary on the Atlantic Ocean. , , [Signed] Samuel Patterson, , In Testimony Whereof, the said appearer hath hereunto subscribed his name; and I, the said Notary, have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my Notarial Seal, at this city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina aforesaid, the day and year aforesaid. , , [inside] British Consul’s Office, Charleston, South Carolina, , I do hereby Certify, that the foregoing Name of Abraham Crouch, is the Signature of Abraham Crouch, Esquire, a Magistrate of this place. , , In testimony of the truth, whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal of Office, at Charleston, this fifteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eleven and in the 51st year of his Majesty’s Reign. , , [Signed] Benjamin Moore, Gratis