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Monday, April 17, 2006

April 17. 1777
It is now 5 months since the Dolton put in at Pepperil Cove to recruit our Piscataqua men to supplement the Newbury crew. Men from all about the region were recruited, from towns such as Portsmouth, Kittery, Cape Porpoise, Old York, Berwick, and Hampton. Most of our men were recruited as able seamen, having much experience at sea and several with experience on fighting ships or other privateers. It is a shame to see so many of these good and patriotic men layed so low and our fight for liberty cut so short. However, I am convinced there are other opportunistic men in the crew who would take an opportunity to be pressed into the British Navy given any chance.

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