[There are leaves missing or torn out between pages 8 and 9.]

we had been there when
one of the Battoes which had set
out nearly the same time Wednesday that
we had, allurd by the view of
the fire likewise came on
shore, I infor the crew of which
inform'd us that the Scow had
run on a sunken rock but
not in such a manner as
as to be irretrievable; that they
had broken all the ropes which
they had in indevoring to rouse
her off -- but was ineffectual that
they had sent up to the Fort
for more ropes, & hands & intended
in the morning to make another
trial -- & doubted not but that
they should succeed -- The crew
of the Battoe after having suffic [iently]
refresh'd themselves told me that