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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

September 27. 1777
Ten of the Lexington’s company were brought to the prison today. Most of us crowded about them as they told us in great detail of the battle that was fought. It lasted five hours, with six of their crew killed including the sailing master and lieutenant of the marines. Three of the cutter’s crew were killed. Lexington struck her colors after expending all of her shot. Their ship was unable to manuever having had much of its rigging shot away. After the engagement they met with better treatment than we did and were allowed to keep their personal belongings and clothing. Captain Johnson was allowed to keep his money and turned it over to the agent who will provide him with a regular allowance of it.

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