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off Saldanha Bay at sun-set, and
detached at the bottom of the Bay,
mand, upon the conditions of the
in order to hold a council of war, capitulation underwritten.
the Braave and Sirene, in which.
John Jackson, Secretary to the British commander in chief: CLEMEN's BENED1 ctus, secretary to the commander in chief of the Dutch squadron. To his excellency rear-admiral Engelbertus Lucas, commander in chief of the squadron of the United States, now lying in Saldanha Bay. Sir, I have had the honour to receive your letter, with the proposals of capitulation, and I have now the honour to inclose you my letters and answers thereunto, which I hope will be acceptable. I have mentioned to captain Clariffe my inclination to accommodate your Excellency, and the other officers inclined to return to Europe upon their parole, with the Maria fiore ship, or in British vessels, of which there are many at the Cape; but any of the public armed ships I dare not presume to permit to depart. Your excellency may rest affured of every good office within my reach. Should the inclosed articles not meet with your approbation, you will be pleased to order the flag of truce to be hauled down, as a signal that either party may commence hostilities. I have the honour to be, With great respect, fir, Your most obedient, Humble servant, G. K. Elph I Nston E. His Britantic majesty's /ip Monarch, Saldanha Bay, Aug. 17, 1796. No. VI.-A list of ships late belonging to the United States, under the command of his excellency rear-admiral Engelbertus Lucas, which surrendered on the 17th of August, 1796, to a detachment