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Letters from St. Eustatia relating the capture of two Vessels, by British Ships-of-War


A Letter from Matthew Van Alstyne to his brother Abraham Van Alstyne, of this City, Merchant, dated St˙ Eustatia, February 24th, 1776, of which the following is an extract:

"I am sorry to inform you of my misfortune of being taken by the Pomone frigate. I had been at Martinico and going to Guadaloupe. I was becalmed under the land when he took me."