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3. Reports of the attack on the supply ships bound for Quebec in the Boston Independent Ledger
of 7 Aug. and the Independent Chronicle
of 10 Aug. indicate that several Massachusetts privateers were involved, probably including the Essex
, Junius Brutus
, and Saucy Jack
, and that nineteen vessels, approximately half the fleet, were captured. For the British account of the attack, which is somewhat different and indicates that it occurred on 12 July, see Thomas Digges' letter of 29 Aug., note 5
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