By a person very lately from Charles Town we are informed that two English Privateers who have captured many of our Merchant vessels on our coast, have been taken and brought into Charles Town, and one of those Privateers was commanded by Capt. Osborne, I believe from Jamaica fitted out. The Capt. of the
Since writing the foregoing account of the Privateers being taken, I have received a Charles Town paper wherein is mentioned the same account, under the Charles Town Head June 24th in the words following to wit.
Government having applied to Capt. Smedly of the Connecticut State, ship Defence, to proceed on a cruize against some British Privateers on the coast. Notwithstanding his vessel had lately arrived from the West Indies, and was then performing Quarantine, he readily complied, and in company with the Sloop Volant, Capt. Daniel, who offered his vessel for the service, sailed last Friday. Before night they took the sloop Tanyers Revenge, Capt. Peter Bachop carrying 12 Guns and 72 men, and the sloop Ranger, Capt. Osborne of 8 Guns and 35 men both Privateers fitted at St. Augustine. The Sloop Active of 12 Guns, Capt. Powell, belonging to Liverpool escaped while the prisoners taken on Board of Bachop were being secured. The Defence her consort and prizes are all arrived. Commodore Gillion, Capt. Robertson, Capt. McQueen with several Masters of vessels and others went Volunteers on the cruize.
In celebration of this day great numbers of Guns have been fired, at Stanley's Wharf, and Mr. Ellis' ship three different firings from each from early in the morning midday and evening, and Liquor given to the populace. Stanley and Ellis seemed to vie with each other, in a contest who should do the most honor to the day, but Mr. Ellis had the most artillery.
The Post from the Northward brought no letters or Packets for you, or should have sent them, the Newspapers are now sent. My family are in health and hope yours are the same, with compliments to Mrs. & Miss Caswell.