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The American Weekly Mercury
The American Weekly Mercury
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Description: Capt. John BRADDOCK Murdered on Board His Ship.

Date: February 12 1733

Newspaper published in: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Feb. 12. We have advice from Barbados, that Capt. John BRADDOCK in a brig. bound from Madera to the Cape de Verde Islands, was barbarously murder'd, together with his Chief Mate and boy, by his vessels crew. The brig. was afterwards met off St. Lucia by Capt. Walter PEMERTON in a sloop belonging to Barbados, who upon information of the fact from one of their men, took the brig and brought up two of the men prisoners to Barbados, who were committed to the goal there, and left some of his men to bring up the brig. and the other two, which were all the men on board (one being shot in taking her). The brig. was not arriv'd when this account left Barbados, she not going so well as the sloop. The person who cut Capt. BRADDOCK's throat was an Indian who had been some time with him. 'Tis said he was so strong that three men could not bind him, and they were forced to hamstring him before they could master him. They put the boy's eyes out and flung him over-board, but he swimming took hold of the vessel and they cut his hands off.

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