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I by no means beheld a extra lousy scene. In below a minute the middle of the night for a undeniable house appeared changed into day by means of the blaze, which was once attended with a noise louder and extra poor than thunder, that appeared to rend each aspect round us. My station through the engagement was once at the middle-deck, the place i used to be quartered with one other boy, to deliver powder to the aftermost gun; and the following i used to be a witness of the dreadful destiny of a lot of my partners, who, within the short while, have been dashed in items, and embarked on eternity. fortunately I escaped uninjured, although the shot and splinters flew thick approximately me in the course of the entire struggle. in the direction of the latter a part of it my grasp was once wounded, and that i observed him carried right down to the health practitioner; yet although i used to be a lot alarmed for him and wanted to aid him I dared no longer depart my submit. At this station my gun-mate (a accomplice in bringing powder for a similar gun) and that i ran a truly nice probability for greater than part an hour of blowing up the send. For, after we had taken the cartridges out of the containers, the bottoms of a lot of them proving rotten, the powder ran all concerning the deck, close to the fit bath: we scarcely had water adequate on the final to throw on it. We have been additionally, from our employment, greatly uncovered to the enemy’s pictures; for we needed to plow through approximately the total size of the send to deliver the powder. I anticipated accordingly each minute to be my final; specifically whilst I observed our males fall so thick approximately me; yet, wishing to protect as a lot opposed to the clangers as attainable, at the start i assumed it might be most secure to not opt for the powder until the Frenchmen had fired their broadside; after which, whereas they have been charging, i may cross and are available with my powder: yet instantly afterwards i presumed this warning used to be fruitless; and, cheering myself with the mirrored image that there has been a time distributed for me to die in addition to to be born, I immediately do away with all worry or proposal no matter what of loss of life, and went in the course of the entire of my responsibility with alacrity; exciting myself with the wish, if I survived the conflict, of touching on it and the hazards I had escaped to the valuable leave out Guerin, and others, while I may still go back to London. Our send suffered a great deal during this engagement; for, in addition to the variety of our killed and wounded, she was once nearly torn to items, and our rigging lots shattered, that our mizen-mast and main-yard, &c. hung over the facet of the send; in order that we have been obliged to get many carpenters, and others from a number of the ships of the fleet, to help in surroundings us in a few tolerable order; and, although, it took us a while earlier than we have been thoroughly refitted; and then we left Admiral Broderick to command, and we, with the prizes, prompt for England. at the passage, and once my grasp was once whatever recovered of his wounds, the admiral appointed him captain of the Ætna fire-ship, on which he and that i left the Namur, and went on board of her at sea. I beloved this little send a great deal. I now turned the captain’s steward, within which scenario i used to be more than pleased: for i used to be super good handled via all on board; and that i had rest to enhance myself in interpreting and writing.