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Stephen Moylan to Captain E. Bowen

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STEPHEN MOYLAN TO CAPTAIN E˙ BOWEN, JUN.

Cambridge, November 8, 1775.

SIR: His Excellency wrote you a few lines yesterday, informing you he could not send the sheathing nails. He has ordered me to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 6th instant, giving an account of two prizes being carried into your harbour by Captain Coit. Instructions relative to them are sent to the agent, William Watson, Esq. I hope Captain Coit will not be detained long by

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the badness of his masts. The time is very short for expecting more prizes, the season being so far advanced. This is one reason for his Excellency' s determination not to fit out more cruisers for the present.

Captain Martindale' s men, &c˙, will, I hope, set out this day. It is unnecessary to repeat how anxious his Excellency is to hear of his being at sea.

I am, Sir, your most humble servant,

S˙ MOYLAN, Secretary p˙ t.

To Captain E˙ Bowen, Jun˙, Plymouth.

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