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Admiralty-Office, February 21, 1797.
Copy of a letter from Captain Young, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Greyhound, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated at Spithead, February 18, 1797
SIR, I request you will inform my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that on the 18th Instant, at 7 A.M. I fell in with 5 leagues to the Westward of Beachy-Head, Le Tartane French Privateer Brig of 16 guns, 4-pounders, and 60 men, from Dieppe, on a cruize, had taken nothing. I feel myself much obliged to Captain Chesshyre, of His Majesty's Sloop Plover, on seeing the Greyhound in chace, and his being to Leeward, by being to Leeward, occasioned the capture of the Privateer much sooner than she otherwise would have been.
I have the Honor to be, ...