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Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette
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July 24, 1778
Volume 13, Page 461

North Carolina Gazette.

July 24, 1778.

Since our last, arrived here the ship Harmony Hall, Capt. Alderson, from France, who reports, that while he lay at L'Orient in France, Capt. Jones, in a 20 gun ship belonging to the United States, arrived there with an English twenty gun ship which he had taken in the channel, and that he reported, that just before he went into White Haven in England, and at low water, set near 300 sail of ships on fire, which were all consumed, as they lay aground in tiers; and that he also plundered Sir. James Lowther's house of considerable value in plate.