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SIR, Plantagenet at Sea, July 30, 1803.
At noon pn the 27th Instant, I fell in with His Majesty's Sloop Rosario, in chace of an enemy's vessel the Rosario, by 4 o'Clock, had gained on the chace so as to be much within gun-shot, when her fore-top-mast being carried away by the great press of sail upon it, she dropt a-sternBy 8 o'Clock the Plantagenet had got close alongside the chace, when she struck her colours. I found her to be the French Ship Privateer L'Atalante, of Bordeaux, commanded by M. Arnaud Martin, with a complement of 120 men, and pierced for 22 guns, but having only 14 6-pounders mounted, the remainder having been thrown overboard during the chace. L'Atalante is an exceeding handsome Vessel, coppered, and sails remarkably fast, having run us nearly 90 miles in the 8 hours. She was out 6 days from Bordeaux, and had taken nothing.
I have the Honor, Sec. (Signed)
GRAHAM E. HAMOND
27/07/1803 for the london Gazette and Salein
24/07/1803 for British Warships