On the grand Bank of N[ew]
.—A few days ago, We spoke an American Privateer, the General Lincoln; Captain Barnes.
Wrote Letters by him to my family. Mr. Dana wrote.1
Mr. Thaxter, Mr. John, and several others.2
Heard, since I came on board, several Hints concerning W.; Son of ——.3
That he has made a great Fortune—by Privateering, by Trade, by buying Sailors Shares,
and by gambling. That he has won of C. a great Sum of Money. C., whom nobody pities.
That —— has lost Rep[utation]
by the Appointment of S., which is probable. That the Son has made Money, by knowing
what was wanted for the Navy, and purchasing it, in great Quantities and then selling
it, to the Board. That the Agent, B., has made a great fortune. That his Wife is a
great Tory. Anecdotes of her Conversation.—That B. would certainly be hanged, if it
was not that she was a Tory. Nasty, Poison Paper Money, &c. &c. &c. Not to put that
nasty Paper, with our other Money.
Jer[emiah] A[llen] is a very different Man from his Brother J. None of that Wit, Humour, or Fun—none
of that volatile Genius appears. There is a Softness, and a Melancholly, in his face,
which indicates a Goodness. Not intemperate, or vicious, to Appearance.