The British sailor and the bank/canal case were two separate cases. But both the canal company slaves and the black sailor, John Glasgow, happened to be in the same courtroom at the same time, and escaped together, stealing weapons in the process. Some slaves went south along the coast and escaped to Florida, while Glasgow tried to lead the rest back to his ship. The group heading for the ship was cornered in the harbor district by the Georgia militia. It was night, so in addition to all the gunfire, the militia were carrying torches and lanterns. Also, the harbor district was basically one big fire hazard, with lots of flammable material carelessly stockpiled. At some point, one or more of these desperate escapees and affronted militiamen made a mistake and started a fire that suffocated everyone involved and destroyed their corpses.I know this is going back a bit, but what exactly happened in Savannah? And how did a British sailor end up involved in a case of the Second Bank vs a canal company?