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Captain Wynkoop Reports on Sloops
Taken on the Spanish Main.

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Thursday June 4, 1772

New York, June 1.

    Captain Hunt, in 12 Days from Bermuda, informs us, that about 6 Weeks since, the Brig Little Molly, Captain Williamson, from Virginia for Antigua, was cast away on the Rocks, near that Place, and that both Vessel and Cargoe were lost, but the Crew saved; and that much about the same time, the Brig Liberty, Captain Cload, from Teneriffe for Maryland, run on the same Rocks, but got off again with the Loss of her Rudder, and some other trifling Damage; she was obliged to be unloaded, before she could proceed on her Voyage.

    By the Captains Dobbs and Wynkoop, from Coracoa, we learn, that about 5 Weeks ago, 8 Dutch trading Sloops were taken on the Spanish Main, by the Guarda Costas, and a Schooner sunk, and every Soul on board perished; and that two stout Sloops, of 12 Guns, and 100 Men each, were sailed from Coracoa in Quest of the Spaniards, and were determined to take Satisfaction where ever they met them.

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Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pa., Thursday, 4 June 1772.

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