Ship Phoenix 1762

Ship:  Phoenix
Year: 1762
Newspaper:  The Boston News Letter and 18 New England Chronicle 18 November, 1762
Dated Philadelphia, November 4

“The ship King George, Capt. Mackey from Londonderry, is arrived here.  On the 25th of October Capt. Mackey fell in with the ship Phoenix of London William Macgachan, from the Coast of Africa, having on board upwards of 300 slaves, bound to Virginia.  On the 20th of October, they lost their Masts, had several feet of Water in the Hold, and the Slaves and People being in great Distress for Provisions and Water, the Slaves rose, on which near 50 of them were killed, after which meeting with Capt. Mackey, the white people took to their Boats and got on board Capt. Mackey, who brought them in here.”