the soil of Africa, whence years before its forbears were taken and sold into bondage.
Next, our curiosity was aroused as to the vessel called Vine, and if she was a Medford ship.
The courteous customs officers furnished us her registration as of
Boston and Charlestown, June 24, 1825.
Tobias Lord of Boston in State of Massachusetts having taken or subscribed the oath required and having sworn that he is the only owner of the ship or vessel called the Vine of Boston, whereof Barnabas Mann is at present Master, and a citizen of the United States as he hath sworn, and that the said ship or vessel was built at Kennebunk in the State of Maine in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five as appears by Register No. 1, issued at Kennebunk June 18, 1825, now cancelled, property the same.
And Benjamin Stone, appointed for the purpose, having certified that the said ship or vessel has one deck and two masts and that her length is 85 ft. 2 in. her breadth 23 ft. 8 1/2 in. her depth