Excerpt from The Naval History of Great Britain, Vol. 4 of 6: From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV
Sir Richard's squadron being at this time very much scattered, the commodore directed Captain Baker to make sail to the south south-east,... and hasten forward the ships astern. The Caesar then bore away under all sail, with the wind at west-north-west, followed at a great distance by the Hero, Courageux, and jeolus. Scarcely had the Phoenix stood away from the Caesar before the light of the moon discovered to Sir Richard the objects of his chase, then in the east-north-east, under a press of canvas, in the act of bearing away, closely formed in a sort of bow and quarter line. The Caesar and her three nearest consorts con tinned the pursuit until the setting of the moon, at about 1 h. 30 m. A.m. On the 3rd, accompanied by hazy blowing weather, concealed the enemy from view; they then Shortened sail, to await the coming up of their friends astern.
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