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PRIVATEER’S - MAN
One Hundred Years ago.
CAPTAIN MARRYAT, R.N.
LOG OF A PRIVATEER’S-MAN.
We cruise off Hispaniola — Capture of a French Ship
Continue our Cruise — Make a Nocturnal Attack upon a Rich Planter's Dwelling—Are repulsed with Loss.
To Mistress RESPECTED MADAM, In compliance with your request I shall now transcribe from the journal of my younger days some portions of my adventurous life. When I wrote, I painted the feelings of my heart without reserve, and I shall not alter one word, as I know you wish to learn what VOL. I.