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Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning maritime news
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January 09, 1778
Volume 13, Page 362

North Carolina Gazette of January 9, 1778.

Newbern, January 9, 1778.

Since our last arrived here the Schooner Rachel, Captain Smith, from Martinico, by whom, and by several other vessels from thence, we have an account, that Capt. Ord, in the Retaliation privateer, belonging to one of the Northern States, has taken the Lord Howe privateer of 16 guns, and carried her into Martinico; also that Capt. Monro, in a privateer belonging to Rhode Island, had engaged, off Antigua, a large Jamaica ship of 20 guns, and would have taken her, but by some accident she blew up, and but three men were saved out of her whole complement.