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Le Cerf Volant
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La Magicienne, off Altavella, St. Domingo, November 2, 1796.
SIR, I have the honor to inform you, that yesterday I captured Le Cerf Volant French Corvette, armé en Parlementaire, and commanded by Mons. -. , Enseigne de Vaisseau, having on board Delegates from the Southern Department of St. Domingo to the French Legislative Body, and concealed dispatches for the Directory.
General Rigaud, the Commander in Chief Aux Cayes, expedited her, and flattered himself that she would evade the scrutiny of the British Cruizers. A midshipman belonging to the Hindostan, who had been taken prisoner some months ago and 6 seamen were compelled to embark on board her, to cany the appearance of her being a Flag of Truce.
I have the honor to be, SIR;
Your most obedient, Humble Servant, ...
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