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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Feb 24. 1777
The Master at Arms of this Ship, Mr. Holland, informs us that one of our crew, Ebenezer Hunt of Newburyport, died four days ago of fever at the Royal Hospital. This was a severe blow to his Newbury friends. Given the present state of our people I fear he will not be the last of our number to succomb on these shores.

Feb 21. 1777
The Raisonable dropped down from the dock to her moorings today in preparation for sailing. Viewed from this vantage she is a handsome ship but after passing through her her bowels for so long with such ill treatment I can only hope she and her commander will rot in hell.

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