The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures, and Imminent Escapes, of Capt. Richard Falconer; Intermixed with the Voyages and Adventures of Thomas Randal

The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures, and Imminent Escapes, of Capt. Richard Falconer; Intermixed with the Voyages and Adventures of Thomas Randal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1769 edition. Excerpt: ...I immediately went on Shore, and found the Goveinor jud come to Town, and made my Complaint. He told me there was no Remedy, but to fend immediately to Blew fields Bay, where he fuppofed they would flop to get Wood, which was ufual with our Ships that were bound for England: Whereupon there was a M-effenger ordered for Bleivfields, which I accompanied, to give Inil-ruclions to the Officer that commanded at the Fort, to feize the Matter of the Ship, and order him before the Governor at iw Royal'. So we got on Horfe-back, and reached it in three Days, it being almoft a hundred Miles. When we-came there, we found feveral Ships in the Harbour, but none that we wanted: So we waited a Week, but all to noPurpofe, for me palled the Bay, as miftrufting our Defign; upon this we were obliged to return with a heavy Heart, and tell the Governor of our ill Succefs, who pitied me, and told me he would fee me fhipped in the fir ft Veflel bound for England: So I went on Board, my own Bark, where they were all glad to fee! me, though forry I was fo difappointed. Now I was very glad that I had not difpofed of my Bark, for I 'thought now it might be of Ufe to me., We confuted together, to know what was belt to do; at laft I made a Bargain with them, if they would venture venture with me in our Bark to England I would give them not only my Share of her, but as much Money as came to the other two Shares, if they would be willing to part with them: Upon this we agreed, and with what Money I had, I began to lade my Veilel with Things to traffick with. I bought a good Quantity of Indigo, fome Cotton, Sugar, and Rum. In fhort, I laid out the bell Part of my Money; and on June the ifl, 1700, fet fail, and ileered our Courfe for England. Before I leave Jamaica, I think it...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659201
  • 9781236659200