Come and ask, answer or inform.
Depart fromToulon BG
MY LORD, Phœnix, at Sea, June 18, 1800.
Beg leave to acquaint your Lordship, that early yesterday morning bearing off the Hyères Islands, and little wind , I send Lieutenant Thompson with the boats of HIS Majesty's Ship Phoenix in chace of a small vessel standing in for Hyères Bay , at 9 A. M. they captured her: She proved to be La Revanche French National Vessel, coppered, mounting 4 carriage guns and 4 swivels, with 27 men, partly laden with Brandy, Wine, Cheese, and Pork, 2 days from Toulon, and bound to Malta with dispatches, which were thrown overboard.
I am sorry to add, that in capturing the above vessel we lost 1 man ; and unfortunately this morning, it blowing strong, she overset, but happily no lives lost.
I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. &c.