7th State all you know in relation to the
subject tending to establish the fact that slaves were
brought into Florida by the Schooner Emperor, and
said that at the time, Charles G. Cox was master
Interrogatories to William Loften
1st Do you or not know the fact that the Schooner
Emperor commanded by one Charles G. Cox sometime
during the present year, brought a number of
slaves, supposed to be from Africa or some other
foreign country into the Territory of Florida?
2nd Did not a number of said persons,
(slaves or persons of color) make their appearance
on St Andrews Bay, sometime during the last
3rd If you answer Yea, say if it was not
your opinion and the general opinion in the
[ms torn] that said slaves were recently brought
from some foreign country?
4th State every fact and circumstances
within your knowledge, in relation to the subject
calculated to establish the fact that slaves
were brought introduced into the country by
the Schooner Emperor?
Interrogations to Warham Cromwell
1st Do you know the Schooner Emperor,
and her master Charles G. Cox?
2nd [ms torn] vessel enter the Bay
of St. Joseph some time during the last Spring,
if so state the time?
3rd Did you not, as custom house officer
board said vessel when in said Bay
if so, state if Charles G. Cox was on board
as master, if Paul de Malherbe was on board as
passenger, and whether the crew were Americans?