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|Becomes||British schooner 'Elizabeth' (1805) (12)|
Kingfisher, December 18. 1805. Barbadoes, bearing N. by W. dis. 13 or 14 leagues.
SIR I beg leave to inform you, that on the 16th Inst., at half-past 7 A.M. I had the good fortune to come up with and captured after a chace of 12 hours, L'Elizabeth French Privateer Schooner from Guadaioupe, armed with 10 long sixes and 4 9-pounder carronades, and sailed with a complement of 102 officers and men, 11 of which had been sent away in a prize, the Cambrian, from Cork bound to Jamaica, laden with coals, having parted from the Fisguard's Convoy on the 29th of October. L'Elizabeth has been a great annoyance to the trade in this country, and has often escaped from our cruizers by her superior sailing; is a fine vessel, well armed and equipped, and ih my opinion, admirably calculated for His Majesty's Service.
I have the Honor to be, &c.
N. D. COCHRANE