Travels In The United States Of America; Commencing In The Year 1793, And Ending In 1797. With The Author's Journals Of His Two Voyages Across The Atlantic By William Priest































































































































































 -  About five hours after we were boarded
by the Spitfire, british sloop of war; we informed the lieutenant of the - Page 128
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About Five Hours After We Were Boarded By The Spitfire, British Sloop Of War; We Informed The Lieutenant Of The Exact Course Of The Prize, And He Immediately Gave Chace.

The next day we made the Bill of Portland.

Our passage up the channel was very pleasant, till within six leagues of Dover, when we once more encountered a violent easterly gale, which, for the fifth time, reduced us to our courses. Night coming on, and not being able to procure a pilot, we were a little uneasy. The gale abating the next day, a pilot came on board. He had the conscience to demand three guineas to put me on shore! but took one third of the sum, which I think he deserved, as we were six hours making this harbour. I found the custom house officers, and their myrmidon porters, exactly as Smollet has described them; two of these _gentlemen_ had the impudence to charge me half a guinea for bringing my trunk seventy yards. - So ends my tour. I am once more landed in Old England, after an absence of three years and nine months, with a plentiful lack of money and _some_ experience! -

Farewell.

Yours, &c.

THE END.

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