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APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE:

“TH

An Abftract of the Narratite of the the beft feamen that could be col

Loss of the Halsewell East-India- lected, and as numerous as the estaman, Capt. R. Pierce, which blishment admits ; to whom were was unfortunately wrecked at Sea. added a considerable body of folcombe in the Isle of Purbeck, on diers, destined to recruit the forces the Coast of Dorletshire, on the of the Company in Afia. Morning of Friday the 6th of Ja The respectable passengers were: nuary, 1786. Compiled from the Miss Eliza Pierce, Miss Mary Anne Communications, and under the Au- Pierce, daughters of the commandthorities, of Mr. Henry Meriton er; Miss Amy Paul, Miss Mary and Mr. John Rogers, the two Paul, daughters of Mr. Paul of Sochief Officers who happily escaped mersethire, and relations to Capt. the dreadful catastrophe.

Pierce; Miss Elizabeth Blackburne,

daughter of Capt. Blackburne, of HE Halsewell East-India- the same service; Miss Mary Hag

man, of 758 tons burthen, gard, sifter to an officer on the Ma. commanded by Richard Pierce, esq. dras establishment; and Miss Anne having been taken up by the di- Mansell, a native of Madras, bue rectors of the East India Company, of European parents, returning to make her third voyage to Coast from receiving her education in and Bay, on the 16th day of No- England; John George Schutz, vember, 1785, fell down to Graves- esq. returning to Asia, where he end, where the completed her lade had long resided; to collect a part ing; and taking the ladies and other of his fortune which he had left passengers on board at the Hope, there. the failed through the Downs on “ Monday the ad of January, at Sunday the 1st of January, 1786, three in the afternoon, a breeze and the next morning being a-breast sprung up from the south, when they of Dunnose, it fell calm.

ran in shore to land the pilot, but “ The ship, one of the finest in very thick weather coming on in the service, and supposed to be in the evening, and the wind bafiling; the most perfect condition for her at nine in the evening they were voyage ; the commander of distin. obliged to anchor in eighteen fathom guished ability, and exemplary cha. water, furled their top-fails, but racter ; his officers, men of unques- could not furl their courses, the snow tioned knowledge in their profession, falling thick, and freezing as it and of approved fidelity; the crew, fell.

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[225 “ Tuesday the 3d, at four in the and drowned, and by eight in the morning, a strong gale came on morning the wreck was cleared, and from eaft-north-east, and the ship the ship got before the wind, in driving, they were obliged to cut which polition fhe was kept about their cables, and run off to sea. At two hours, in which time the pumps noon, they spoke with a brig bound cleared the ship of two feet of water to Dublin, and having put their pic in the hold :: At this time the ship's lot on board her, bore down Chan. head was brought to the eastward nel immediately. At eight in the with the fore-fail only. evening, the wind freshening and At ten in the morning the wind coming to the southward, they reefed abated confiderably, and the ship such fails as were judged necessary. labouring extremely, rolled the fore At ten at night it blew a violent top-maft over on the larboard side ; gale of wind at south, and they were in the fall the wreck went through obliged to carry a press of fail to the fore-fail, and tore it to pieces. keep the ship off shore, in doing At eleven in the forenoon, the wind which the hawse-plugs, which ac came to the westward, and the weacording to a new improvement were ther clearing up, the Berry-head put inside, were washed in, and the was diftinguishable bearing north hawse-bags washed away ; in conse- and by east, distant four or five quence of which they shipped a large leagues; they now immediately quantity of water on the gun-deck. bent another fore-fail, erected a jury

“On founding the well, and find main-mast, and set a top-gallant ing the ship had sprung a leak, and fail for a main-fail, under which fail had five feet water in her hold, they they bore up for Portsmouth, and clued the main top-sail up, hauled employed the remainder of the day up the main-fail, and immediately in getting up a jury mizen-mast. endeavoured to furl both, but could « Thursday the 5th, at two in the not effect it.-All the pumps were morning, the wind came to the set to work on discovering the leak. fouthward, blew fresh, and the wea

Wednesday the 4th, at two in ther was very thick ; at noon Portthe morning, they endeavoured to land was seen bearing north and by wear the ship, but without success ; eaft, diftant two or three leagues. and judging it necessary to cut away At eight at night it blew a strong the mizen-mast, it was immediately gale at fouth, and at this time the done, and a second attempt made to Portland lights were seen bearing wear the ship, which succeeded no north-west, distant four or five better than the former; and the leagues, when they wore the ship, hip having now seven feet water in and got her head to the westward, her hold, and gaining fast on the but finding they lost ground on that pumps, it was thought expedient, tack, they wore her again, and kept for the preservation of the ship, to stretching on to the eastward, in cut away the main-maft, the ship hopes to have weathered Peverel. appearing to be in immediate dan- point, in which case they intended ger of foundering ; in the fall of to have anchored in Studland-bay. the mast, Jonathan Moreton, cock- At eleven at night it cleared, and swain, and four men, either fell or they saw St. Alban's-head a mile were drawn by the wreck overboard and half to the leeward of them, upVol. XXVIII.

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