[dateline] Bordeaux 16 June 1778
[salute] Honble. Sirs
I had the Honor to write you the 13.13 and 14th Instant.1
Mr. Emery receiv'd letters from Capt. Cunningham at Corrunha advising their Arrival
at that Port from Cadiz having made four Prizes in the Passage.2
We have it reported the Boston fell in with two privateers, one of eighteen Guns
she took, the other got off.3
I cannot trace it so as give implicite faith.
The Jersey Privateers stil continue upon the Coast of Spain they have taken a vessel
belonging to Bayenne having Tobacco on board from the Cape and a small schooner with
eighty hhds from Edenten.
Letters from Lisbon mention the arrival of a Vessel at that Port from the Western
Islands that fell in with the Fleet under Comte D'Estaing near to Tercera4
the 23 May.
Captain de Siau is come down, A suitable vessel is purchased to mount 24 nine pounders
two hundred and forty men and a small tender is on the stocks which together are to
be compleatly equipt and at Sea by the 20th July. I am with due respect Your honors
Most Obedient H Servant