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|Nationality||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
His Majesty's Cutter Sandwich, at Nassau, SIR, New Providence, May 21, 1805.
In consequence of your Order of the 21st Ultimo, I proceeded on the cruize directed, in company with the Nassau Schooner, and on the 6th Instant, the West Caicos bearing E S. E. about 8 leagues, we fell in with and captured the French Armed Schooners La Renomnee, mounting 3 guns, One long 9, and Two 6, having on board 56 men ; and on the 7th, La Rencontre, mounting 2 guns, Four-Pounders, and 42 men ; as also La Venus, with 1 Gun and 35 Men.
I should have continued the cruize for greater length of time, but was forced to return from the great number of prisoners.
I am, &0. (Signed)
C. D. BENARDING.