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Masters of Merchantmen (1761)

The London Chronicle carried general shipping news, as well as lists of arrivals at vessels at various continental and American ports. Shipping on the western approaches suffered daily depradations by an infestation of French privateers, and the coastal and foreign trade was largely carried on by convoy protected by the Navy. It was remarked that 'insurance has risen on account of the great swarms of our enemies' privateers'. January 1761


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