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Cape of Good Hope 
10 Nov

My Dear William

A ship going to V.D Land enables me to write a few lines telling you of our second misfortune & where they are to end I know not - 
We sailed in the Greenock from Batavia on the 21 st Sep.t & on the 21.t Oct, having previously had fair Winds, in a Gale of wind, sprang a leak w.h increased? to 20 inches per hour & it was with difficulty we reached this place on the Ins.t 6 of our Crew falling


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