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Admiralty-Office, February 25, 1800.
Copy of a letter from Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Jamaica, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated Port Royal Harbour, Jamaica, Dec. 27,. 1799.
SIR, Have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that on the 23 d Instant Captain Rolles of His Majesty's Ship Alarm, brought with him into this port, a very rich and valuable Spanish Ship. She was captured by the Amphion, Captain Bennet, in company with the Alarm ; and for their Lordships further information, inclose here with copy of Captain Bennet's letter to Captain Rolles on this occasion.
I have the Honor to be, Sec. Sec. Sec.
SIR, Amphion, at Sea, 26th Nov. 1799.
IN obedience to your signal, I chaced S. W. last evening, and had the good fortune at 1 A.M. to come up with and capture L'Asturiana, Spanish Letter of Marque, carrying 18 8-pounders, 2 12-pounders and 4 Howitzers of 32-pounders, (allBrass) manned with 180 men, from Cadiz bound to La Vera Cruz with a very valuable cargo ; She had 4 sail of convoy with her in the morning; 3 of which her commander thinks are still to the Eastward, 40 days out. The Asturiana is a very large ship; quite new, admirably found, and coppered.
I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. &c.
R. H. A. BAKER,