This book came out of one of the countless tall gray shoe boxes in the National Archives. The book was apparently full of blank pages when it was captured, and was later re-used as a ledger book ca. 1825. I almost wonder if I'm the first person who has ever remarked on the historical significance of the cover of this volume?
The gold-leaf arms are basically those of the British Board of Ordnance. Beyond that, I know nothing of the ship mentioned, nor her alleged captor.
Would someone please tell us the story?
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