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December 2, 1775

Schooner Liberty captures the Christian.

Massachusetts privateer captures a sloop [Success?].

Brig (or brigantine) Peter captured.



Before December 2, 1776

The HMS Galatea takes or retakes 15 or 16 prizes.

An Eastern privateer takes a ship with dry goods.

Charleston, South Carolina. Murder.




The schooner Hood chases a brig nearly up to Bomba Belize.

The schooner Hood takes the Nancy and burns a schooner.

Captain Stevens’s Philadelphia privateer takes the New York privateer schooner Two Friends.

by Norm Desmarais

Recent Articles

The French Landing Site in Newport. Online Journal of Rhode Island History. January 26, 2017.


Rochambeau’s Arrest.  Journal of the American Revolution. November 15, 2016. https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/11/rochambeaus-arrest/



The French Soldiers Commemorated at the North Burial Ground in Providence. Online Journal of Rhode Island History. Oct. 15, 2015.


Russia and the American War for Independence. Journal of the American Revolution. Sept. 14, 2015



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