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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning ship news
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September 05, 1777
Volume 11, Page 759

(North Carolina Gazette September 5; 1777.]

NewBern, September 5, 1777.

Since our last arrived here Capt. Dinison, in the Sloop Heart of Oak; from Surinam. The Captain reports, that in Lat. 34. Lon. 73. he fell in with an English Fleet of 63 sail, consisting of Ships, Brigs, Sloops, and Schooners, among them 7 or 8 Flags; they were steering to the Eastward. The Captain says he was attacked by one of the Fleet, a small Tender, but had the good fortune to escape.

Just now arrived a Vessel here from the Bar, she was outward bound, and just after getting out, was chased by an English Brig, called the Lord Howe, and obliged to put back, and the Brig now lies off the Bar. We hear our Provincial Vessel the Pennsylvania Farmer, still lies at Core Sound, but in no condition to make any Defence.