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Subject: [S-I] American Ship in Newry 1776
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:39:58 EDT

>From the Pennsylvania Gazette, March 5, 1777.

[The first news item was evidently taken from a Dublin newspaper.]
Dublin. October 19.
"We learn that an American privateer came to anchor in the harbour of Newry
on the 13th inst. and demanded provisions, for which payment was offered.
She mounted 18 carriage guns, had 125 men on board, and is a new vessel
well-built. She remained but a few hours, then weighed anchor and sailed to the
northward. Those who observed her under way think her a remarkable fast sailer."

[It is immediately followed by this.]
New London. February 13.
[The Niger of 36 guns drove ashore on Narraganset beach a prize schooner and
at the same time took a schooner from the West Indies.]
"Capt. Salter who came out of Ireland master of the above prize, belongs to
Portsmouth in New-Hampshire. He informs that the American privateer which
put into Newry shipped a number of hands there; that Ireland are universally in
favour of the Americans, except a few placemen. He further says that
flaxseed is very plentiful in that kingdom."

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