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Monday, March 06, 2006

Feb 27. 1777
Capt. Bowyer asked for volunteers from our company to assist getting the guns from the Boyne on board the Burford. The Boyne returned to Plymouth last night having lost one of her masts in a storm. The Burford is short of hands so those of us who were well enough were pleased to assist in this request. With my experience as a mattross moving guns about at Fort Washington I was given charge of a gang of men to rig and haul up the guns into the Burford which took most of the day. It is a relief to perform some physical labor, even in the service of the King. Extra rations were the reward for our effort.

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