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by the sergeant under whose charge we were, who demanded, in the most severe manner, where you were. Sensible that you must have been on the mole at the time, I told him that when you left me, you were going to Messrs. Turnbull & Co.'s.

He immediately turned back, and with myself proceeded to the house. After gaining it, and passing away about forty-five minutes, he suspected I was deceiving him, consequently returned with me to the mole to make all inquiries, but in vain. He left your description with the officer of the mole. He then dragged me to the town major, who went immediately on horseback to every passage in the garrison with your description. Fortune and my best wishes, however, favored

your escape.

We were carried to England, and remained till the 29th of April, then released, and I came home as an agent for one of the cartels.

CHAPTER IX.

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THE PRIVATEER YORK, OF BALTIMORE, RETURNS TO THAT PLACE AFTER A SUCCESSFUL

CRUISE ON THE COAST OF BRAZIL, AND AMONG THE ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES — THE PRIVATEER PORTSMOUTH CAPTURES THE SHIP JAMES, OF LONDON—THE JAMES ARRIVES AT PORTSMOUTH, N. 1.-REMARKS ON PRIVATEERS IN NOVEMBER, 1814 A GREAT MEETING OF MERCHANTS OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, ON THE 9TH OF SEPTEMBER, TO PETITION THEIR GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST AMERICAN PRIVATEERS—THE TRUE-BLOODED YANKEE, PRIVATEFR, SAILS FROM BRFST, ON THE 24TH OF NOVEMBER, 1814, ON A CRUISE IN THE BRITISH CHANNEL-ANECDOTE TO SHOW THE SPIRIT OF THE TIMES—ANECDOTE ABOUT AN AMERICAN AND A BRITISH OFFICER-CAPTURE OF THE BRITISH SHIP ANN DOROTHEA, SENT INTO BOSTON BY THE SARATOGA-CAPTURE OF THE BRIG HIRAM BY THE DAVID PORTER, OF BOSTON -ARRIVAL OF THE GRAND TURK AT SALEM, AFTER A SUCCESSFUL CRUISE-SEVERE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE SAUCY JACK AND TWO BRITISH LETTER-OF-MARQUE SHIPS, OFF ST. DOMINGO-HARD FIGHT, AND CAPTURE OF SEVERAL BRITISH MERCHANTMEN, BY THE KEMP, PRIVATEER OF BALTIMORE-CAPTURE OF THE EAST INDIA SHIP GENERAL WILLOUGHBY BY THE YANKEE, ORDERED FOR CHARLESTON—CRUISE OF THE PRIVATEER HARPY-HER CAPTURE OF THE BRITISH SHIP GARLAND-CAPTURE OF THE ENGLISH EAST INDIA SHIP STAR, BY THE SURPRISE.

The privateer York, of Baltimore, having returned safe home from a successful cruise on the coast of Brazil, and among the Islands in the West Indies, we find in connection with this fortunate vessel the following remarks, published in a weekly journal at that time :

“ The successful cruises of our privateers, speak in a voice of thunder, and tell Congress how the enemy should be assailed. The prizes of the York, privateer, are worth at least, a million and a half dollars. It is true that the two richest prizes recently captured by the York, may be recaptured by the enemy, still the privateer will reap a plentiful harvest from the spoils with which she is laden. "We hope and trust the Navy department will be directed to fit out fifty such vessels as the York, to cruise during the coming winter, with orders to burn, sink and destroy the enemy's property, which we hope may amount to some fifteen or twenty millions of dollars. Perhaps this is the best way to fight England at sea, after all. We have already reaped a full harvest of naval glory, and we should now attack the foe in the way that we can do him the most essential injury.”

The York did not lose a single man during her cruise of thirteen weeks

PRIZES CAPTURED BY PRIVATEERS.

The following prizes were taken by the Surprise, and burnt: brig Queen Charlotte, ship Milnes, brig Lively, schooner Prince Regent, brig Willing Maid, brig Polly, schooner Sally. The English privateer Lively, 1 gun, 17 men, brought into Salem. Ship Caledonia, from Cork for Quebec, with dry-goods rum, etc., worth $250,000, divested her of goods to the value of $50,000. Brigs Eagle, Traveller, Wellington (4 guns and 15 men), and Eliza, were made cartels of, to release the pri

The Surprise also captured the brig Albion, schooner Charlotte Ann, and recaptured the boat

soners.

Ann.

The privateer Surprise, belonged to Baltimore, and was a very fortunate vessel. During her last cruise, which only occupied one month, she captured twenty sail of British merchantmen, including one small privateer. She made 197 prisoners, released 160, and brought into port 37. She divested the ship Caledonia, and other prizes, of British goods to the amount of $60,000, and arrived safe at Salem, laden with rich spoils taken from the enemy. Soon after she captured the Caledonia, the

. English sailors left on board recaptured her, but fortunately the privateer fell in with her again, took out all the Englishmen, and sent her into Salem.

A St. Johns, Newfoundland paper of Sept. 8th, mentions the capture of several vessels by the Surprise, and adds, Captain Sexton, of the Endeavor, McFarlane, of the Caledonia, Captain Reid, of the Milnes, with their crews, were landed this morning from the brig Traveller. They speak in the handsomest terms of the politeness and attention they experienced from Captain Barnes and his officers, during the time they were on board the privateer.

Three vessels, captured by the Shark, of New York, off the coast of Portugal, and being of little value, were given up. Two others were manned, and ordered for the United States.

Ketch Expedition, with 75 pipes of wine, and 1,150 quintals of barilla, sent into New York by the Grampus, of Baltimore.

Schooner with dry-goods, sent into Salem by the Viper, of that port.

Brig Catherine and William, of London, with drygoods, prize to the Grampus, lost near Beaufort, S. C., on the 20th of Sept.

Cutter Flying Fish, with sweet oil, captured by the Sabine, of Baltimore, and sent into a southern port.

Brig Aaron, with wine and codfish, captured by the same, and sent into an eastern port.

Two ships taken by the Syren, off the British coast, and destroyed.

The Steady, from Bordeaux for Newfoundland, and the James, from St. Jean de Luce, taken and burnt, by the Prince of Neufchâtel.

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Brig Colier, from Cork for Quebec, with a full cargo of provisions, captured by the Amelia, of Baltimore, and burnt,

Brig Harmony, from Alicant, for Newfoundland, with salt and wine, captured by the same, divested of the latter, and made a cartel of, to relieve her of pri

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Brig Elizabeth, from Cork for Newfoundland, captured by the same and burnt. Ship —

of 8 guns, from Greenock for Newfoundland, with dry-goods and wine, captured by the same, divested of her cargo, and sent into port.

The Amelia also captured, and ordered into port the brig Ann, with a valuable cargo. She had a short combat with the Neptune, but no.person was hurt on either side. When last heard of, she had 32 prisoners on board, who were very troublesome. After manning all her prizes, she had only 58 of her crew left. British schooner

captured by the Leach, of Salem, divested and given up to the prisoners.

Sloop Jane, 70 tons, from St. Jean de Luce, for Falmouth, captured by the Prince of Neufchâtel, privateer, of New York, and burnt.

Brig Triton, 187 tons, two guns, from Cadiz for London, with an assorted cargo, captured by the same, part of the cargo taken out and the vessel sunk.

Transport brig Aaron, 142 tons, 4 guns, from Gibraltar for Lisbon, in ballast, taken by the same, and burnt.

Brig Apollo, 135 tons, from St. Ubes for Riga, with a cargo of salt, captured by the same and burnt. Cutter General Doyle, 87 tons, coppered, from Leg

, horn for Bristol, with a cargo of oil, captured by the same, and burnt.

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