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Context of The melancholy narrative of the distressful voyage and miraculous deliverance of Captain David Harrison, : of the sloop, Peggy, of New York, on his voyage from Fyal, one of the western islands, to New-York, who Having lost all his Sails in a long Series of hard Weather, and entirely exhausted his Provisions, lived two and forty Days without receiving the least Food, till he was happily relieved by the Humanity of Capt. Evers of the Susanna, in the Virginia Trade. - In this Narrative the Expedients which Capt. Harrison and his Men made Use of for their Subsistence are particularly set forth, who twice cast Lots for their Lives, and were to have killed the second Man on the very Morning they were providentially taken up. - The Whole being authenticated in the strongest Manner, by repeated Depositions, Before the Right Hon. George Nelson, Esq. Lord-Mayor of the City of London, and Mr. Robert Shank, Notary Public. Written by himself
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