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Thursday, February 16, 2006


Dec 23. 1776
The weather has turned unseasonably mild by comparison to New England in December. Light breezes from the south and fair sky. We are nearing our final destination off the Spanish coast and we are now in the shipping lanes. We have seen several sail today and chased a snow but found her to be a Dutch snow. Spirits good and expectations are high.

Dec 12. 1776
This day our lookout spied a brig. After a chase our first lieutenant Mr. Knapp and our clerk Mr. Cutler went aboard the brig and found her to be French. It caused some excitement among the people but in the end they were disappointed.

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