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Cumberland, in Port-Royal Harbour, Jamaica, November 8, 1743
This day arrived here from off of Porto Rico, his Britannick Majesty's Ship the Litchfield, Capt. Burnaby Commander, with 2 Privateer Sloops taken in her cruise, the one called the St. Raphael, whose men all lest her and went a-shore, and scuttled her, endeavouring to sink her : She has ports for 14 guns. The other called the St. Antonio de las Animas, with 8 carriage and 14 swivel guns, and 42 men: besides which, she sunk and destroyed 2 more Privateers, the one off the East End of Hispaniola, and the other off the West End of Porto Rico, and burnt another Sloop in Aguada Bay, and destroyed a battery a-shore, which she had got under, of 4 guns, and landing some men, with an Officer, dismounted the said guns, knock'd off the trunnions, spiked them up, burnt the carriages and guard-houses, and brought off the colours in the presence of a multitude of Spaniards, of whom they are supposed to have killed near 200, and with the loss of but 1 man.