Seale 1701 Capt. P.Carteret to John Seale 17 Jan 1805

Seale 1701 Capt. P.Carteret to John Seale 17 Jan 1805
Seale Family Papers       1805        19thC
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Seale Family Papers:Correspondence to and from members of Seale family of Mount Boone, Hayne family and associates (transcripts) also other material related to Seale and Hayne families c.1650-1812. Property of Seale family, used with permission. Hayne family correspondence purchased by Ray Freeman, now property of Seale family, used with permission.
DHRG No:101862
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After a very long cruise many letters had accumulated to be answered to different departments of Government. PC only had one small cabin, so he had to stop teaching Charles French & his own studies. He was able to give Charles leave of absence. In September 1804 they found a brig in the Passage called the Fresland ? between Holland & the Isle of Ameland. PC formed a detachment of 35 Officers & men which he would lead. PC told Charles to stay on the Scorpion. He begged to go with the detachment saying he could bayonet the raid shipmen of his size. PC at length relented. They boarded & carried the Brig without difficulty. She turned out to be the British Tar of Leith taken by the French in August. It was grounded so unable to tow her away. PC had to burn her. He expected to get to London in about a week when he could put Charles on the coach for Dartmouth or send him to Mr. Kekewich in Milman Street. He sent congratulations on his friend's recent marriage.