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Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative of His Shipwreck, and Consequent Discovery of Certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea (Volume 3); With Details of His Resi

By: Porter, William Ogilvie (Author)

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Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative of His Shipwreck, and Consequent Discovery of Certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea (Volume 3); With Details of His Resi - ISBN13: 1150877685  

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ISBN-10:   1150877685
ISBN-13:   9781150877681
BINDING:   Paperback
PUBLICATION DATE:   2012-02-07
DESCRIPTION:   This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1831 Excerpt:... patches to the Secretary of State, descriptive of my late unpleasant mission to Porto Bello. And I did not omit writing a private letter to Lord Harrington nn the subject, who had always manifested a feeling towards me, separate from his official situation. Letters were also got ready by my dear wife, and my sister, for Awhury; and 1 wrote, besides, some to Jamaica, also one to my banker in.1.on. don, and another to my uncle at Bristol. On Friday we held a solemn fast; and on the following Sunday, divine service was observed with due solemnity; after which, Mr. Rowley christened Drake's dear little girl "Eliza." The privateer's men remained at their work as usual; but I sent a message to the Captain, requesting him to come to prayers: this he treated with derision, only laughing at the messenger, by whom he sent back rather a profane, and therefore a rude answer. Drake sailed with his prize on Tuesday the 15th, and my brother accompanied him, taking with him the 6000 dollars that Van Kempen had sent from Porto Bello, and about 14,000 more, which he had lately amassed by commerce. Drake told me that I must not expect his return under a month, for the schooner required new sheathing, and many other repairs. On his taking leave, I gave him a memorandum of some things required for our private use. Diego, who then stood by at the' time, eagerly said, --" And 100 cats, Captain Drake."--"Thank you, Master Diego," I exclaimed, "I had forgot that most important commission. Bring us a good complement of rat killers, but not quite 100."--" Not one too much, sir," resumed Diego; "the rats very powerful, sir."--"Very well," replied Drake, "I'll see to it, Master Diego." The captain of the privateer would neither send any one to Jamaica in the Porghee, nor write by Captai...

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