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April – May 1791

April.8th: Pass'd the Meridian of Corvo 31 Leagues to the Northward of it: Spoke an American Ship from Bristol by whom we heard all was Peace in England.

Sunday.22md. At 4 PM. Saw the Lizard brg. N.15°E 6 Leagues, do. by last Lunar Observations N.47°E 9 Leags. At 9.AM Saw Portland brg. NNE 4 or 5 leagues & at Noon were nearly abreast

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April, May.1792. of St.Albans the weather very hazey over the Land.

Monday 23rd. At 1 PM Saw the Isle of Wight & took a Pilot on board; At 5 pass'd the Needle Rocks & at 8 Anchored in Portsmouth Harbor off the Common Hard. Found Vice Admiral Roddams Flag flying on board the Duke with the Guardships belonging to the Port in the Harbor.

Friday. 27th: A Court Martial was held on board of the Brunswick to try Capt. Hunter, the Officers & Crew of the Sirius for the loss of the said Ship; when it appear'd that every thing was done, that could be done; to save the Ship; Capt. Hunter, the Officers & Crew were Honorably Acquitted & removed from the Waakzaamheydt to the Admiral's Ship, where they were paid off the 4th May 1792 ...... W: Bradley.

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