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Depart 36 days before her capture fromBrest BG
Took the american ship "Providence" loaded with sugar and cotton .BG
The Right Hon. the Earl of St. Vincent, dc. dc. dc.
Copy of a Letter from Sir Edward Pellew, Bart.
Captain of His Majesty's Ship Indefatigable, to
Evan Nepean, Esq , dated at Sea, the 28th of January, 1798.
I have the pleasure to inform you , that I this day , in company with His Majesty's Ship Cambrian , captured the French Ship Privateer L'Heureuse Nouvelle, of 22 guns and 130 men , from Brest 36 days , in which time they have take nothing but a large ship , an American called the "Providence" , loaded with sugar and cotton , which i am in hopes of retaking , having left the Cambrian in chace of her .
I have the Honor to be ,