Kelsey, Robert, is twenty five years old and a native of Cumberland County, New Jersey. He obtained a Protection at the Custom House in the month of December 1796. Since that time he had the misfortune of being taken by a French Privateer and lost his said Protection and his cloaths. 19 Apr 1798, Philadelphia. Signed his name. (image 828) 
Record Group 36: Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1745 - 1997, Series: Proofs of Citizenship Used to Apply for Seamen's Protection Certificates for the Port of Philadelphia, 1792 - 1861File Unit: 1792 - 1798 (P)
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