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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advertisement concerning sailors for the Sturdy Beggar [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
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August 04, 1777
Volume 11, Page 747

[North Carolina Gazette. August 8, 1777.]

New Bern August 4, 1777.

Wanted immediately for the celebrated and well known Brig of War, Sturdy Beggar, under Command of James Campbell, Esq; now fitting out at this place for a short Cruize against the Enemies of the Thirteen United States, a few good Seamen and Marines. The Sturdy Beggar is allowed to be the handsomest Vessel ever built in America, is completely furnished with all kinds of warlike Stores, Ammunition &c. is remarkable for fast sailing, having never chased a Vessel but she soon came up with.