Excerpt from Deeds or Naval Daring: Anecdotes of the British Navy
The year 1761 witnessed an action which may fairly be set down as one of the most conspi cuons for the daring it exhibited, most successful in its results to the victors, and most singular in the circumstances ... under which it was fought, for we see an Officer carrying valuable freights, which would, had merely prudential considera tions existed, have been sufficient justification for his avoiding an action with an enemy of equal force, seeking out and pursuing with energy antagonist far superior to himself in every respect, under the following circumstances.
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