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Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 24. 1778
Several days past we learned from a paper that our former ship Dolton is now commanded by Captain George Tarton and is aptly named the Fortune since she is more profitable than any other English privateer since the French have entered the conflict.

We have been watching the English busy at work building a fort on Drake’s Island and another fort further up the sound. We suppose they are anxious about a possible French invasion.

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