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Unknown [Journal of voyage from New York City aboard the Raleigh]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: 10 November 1780-29 November 1780 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: The unsigned manuscript, apparently British in origin, was written while on the Frigate "Raleigh," commanded by Captain James Gambier. Gives list of passengers, who are all officers and says they are bound for the Chesapeake. On 12 November his destination changes to Cape Fear, North Carolina. Sees several ships of the line before leaving New York. Mentions a storm on 17 November. Says they captured several ships during their voyage southward. Heard the British fleet became separated on 17 November because of the "gale."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: NavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary WarMaritimeMilitary HistoryExtreme WeatherBattleSoldier's Diary

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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