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I came across this in THE TIMES of October 15, 1803

" SHIP NEWS

L'Orient, Sept 23

The English privateer, the Three Brothers, Captain Job, armed with three 4-pounders and 18 men, six weeks out of Falmouth was captured at noon, on the 18th inst. off Groix, by the Bellilois, Captain Martin, and entered this harbour on the following day. The Maritime Prefect, as a mark of his approbation of Citizen Martin’s conduct, has appointed him Enseigne de Vaisseau, and applied to the Minister of Marine to confirm his nomination. ..."

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From THE TIMES of July 26, 1806


" .... The Pickle schooner, during her cruize in the Channel a few days since, fell in with an English privateer in the night, which hailed the Pickle, on which Pickle’s Officer of the watch answered; this the privateer returned with a shot, and then several guns, mistaking her, as it is supposed, for an enemy, but the Pickle soon convinced her she was a British cruiser, by running alongside and boarding the privateer, after bringing her to by a few shot over her, and taking out some of her hands. ... "

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From The Times of October 19, 1803:

" ..... The Captain of a Privateer is ordered to be prosecuted for piracy, having plundered several Spanish ships of considerable quantities of specie. The mate and another of his crew are committed to Portsmouth jail, until his trial takes places, when they will be brought forward to give evidence against him. ..."




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