Encounter with a French Privateer, Etc.

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Date July 28, 1798
Author Name B. H. Phillips (primary) Location: Curacao
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary A French privateer began firing on a ship off the shore of this island. Some passengers managed to get to shore on a boat while others swam ashore. People on shore fired muskets at the Captain who very narrowly escaped. A boy was cut three times on his arm by a cutlass.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Largely illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; B. H. Philips; passengers; captain; boy; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Curacao; Hague; ;
Keywords French Privateer; 18 articles from a treaty done at the Hague; boat; cutlass; ;
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