The Columbian Post Boy
The Columbian Post Boy
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Description: Impressed Seamen Returned from Captivity

Date: January 9 1813

Newspaper published in: Warren, RI

Page/Column: 3/2

Impressed Seamen Returned from Captivity

We are informed that the following seamen have returned from captivity on board English vessels, and lately reported themselves at the custom-house of the port of Baltimore:

WILLIAM CRAWFORD, a native of Kent County, Delaware, who had been impressed into the British service, and for whom the Collector of this port had last September forwarded testimonials of citizenship, has jut returned, having been discharged as an American seaman, from the brig Swagger, after being whipped to make him perform services which he refused against his country.

NATHAN SHELDON, a native of Providence, R.I., 52 years of age, who declared that he has been 18 years detained on board English men of war, and at last escaped by running away from the Hebe frigate. He complains of Scotchmen and Englishmen being our consuls, who are cold to the applications and often regardless of the release of American seamen from their navy.

Submitted: 05/16/07 (Edited 05/16/07)

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