Ship Clare 1729

Ship Clare
Capt. Murrell
Aug. 2, 1729

We have an account from Guinea, by Way of Antigua, that the Clare Galley, Capt. Murrell, having completed her Number of Carolina; but was not got 10 Leagues on her Way, before the Negroes rose and making themselves Masters of the Gunpowder and Fire Arms, the Captain and ships Crew took to their Long Boat, and got shore near Cape Coast Castle.  The Negroes run the Ship on Shore within a few Leagues of the Shore Castle, and made their Escape.

The account is recorded in Boston News Letter, Sept 25, 1729; County Journal of Aug. 2, 1729; Weekly Journal or British Gazette, in Fog’s Weekly Journal and in the Gloucester Journal.