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“ Abstract of the list of killed and wounded.

“ Killed 49. Wounded 68. Amongst the killed are the boatswain, pilot, 1 master's mate, 2 midshipmen, the coxswain, 1 quartermaster, 27 seamen, and 15 marines. Amongst the wounded are the second lieutenant Michael Stanhope and Lieutenant Whiteman, second lieutenant of marines, 2 surgeon's mates, 6 petty officers, 46 seamen, and 12 marines."

* Pallas,' a French frigate in Congress service.

Texel, Oct. 4th, 1779. “Sir,—I beg leave to acquaint you, that about two minutes after you began to engage with the largest ships of the enemy's squadron I received a broadside from one of the frigates, which I instantly returned, and continued engaging her for about twenty minutes, when she dropt astern. I then made sail up to the 'Serapis,' to see if I could give any assistance ; but upon coming near you, I found you and the enemy so close together, and covered with smoke, that I could not distinguish one ship from the other ; and for fear I might fire into the Serapis' instead of the enemy, I backed the main top-sail in order to engage the attention of one of the frigates that was then coming up. When she got on my starboard quarter she gave me her broadside ; which as soon as I could get my guns to bear (which was very soon done) I returned, and continued engaging her for near two hours ; when I was so unfortunate as to have all my braces, great part of the running rigging, main and mizzen topsail sheets, shot away, 7 of the guns dismounted, 4 men killed, and 20 wounded, and another frigate coming up on my larboard quarter. In that situation Í saw it was vain to contend any longer, with any prospect of success, against such superior force ; I struck to the ‘Pallas,' a French frigate, of 32 guns and 275 men, but in the service of the Congress. I likewise beg to acquaint you that my officers and ship’s company behaved remarkably well the whole time I was engaged.— I am, etc.

Tho. PIERCY. - To Richard Pearson, Esq.,

late Captain of his Majesty's ship 'Serapis.?" London, Oct. 21st.—“The Royal Exchange assurance company have this day ordered a piece of plate of one hundred guineas value to be prepared for Captain Pearson of the Serapis,' and one of fifty guineas for Captain Piercy of the 'Countess of Scarborough,' as an acknowledgment for the noble sacrifice they made in protecting the Baltic fleet under their convoy.”

A Letter from the British Ambassador to Mrs Burnot, a sailor's wife

at Burlingtor.. “ Mrs Burnot.-Hague, Nov. 26th, 1779.-As soon as I received your letier of the 7th instant I lost no time in making inquiries after your gallant husband, Mr Richard Burnot ; and have now great pleasure in congratulating you upon his being alive and well, on board the 'Countess of Scarborough’at the Texel. I find he had been burnt with an explosion of gunpowder, but now quite recovered. He sends me word that he, as you know, could not write, and therefore hoped that I would let you know he was well, which I do with

infinite satisfaction. It will still be greater if I can get him exchanged, which I am doing my best endeavours for ; but as the people who took him are sometimes French and sometimes rebels as it suits their convenience, that renders this affair more difficult than it would be if they allowed themselves to be French, because I could then settle the exchange at once. I am happy to be able to give such agreeable news to the wife of my brave countryman; and I am, very sincerely, your most faithful humble servant, Joseph YORKE."

VII.-BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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Revolution. By S. Putnam Waldo. Hartford, 1823. A Relic of the Revolution, ... also an Account of the several Cruises of the

Squadron under the command of Paul Jones. Py Charles Herbert.

Boston, 1847. Diary of Ezra Green, M.D., Surgeon on board the Continental Ship of War' Ranger'

under Paul Jones, 1777–78. Reprinted with additions from the Historical

and Genealogical Register for January and April 1874. Boston, 1875. American Historical and Literary Curiosities By Smith and Watson. Contains

a fac-simile of a letter from Paul Jones. Frost's Book of the Navy. Poole's Index to Periodical Literuture. Paul Jones. By A. C. Buell. New York, 1900, 2 vols. Paul Jones. By Hutchins Hapgood. Boston and New York, 1901. Life and Adventures of Paul Jones. By J. S. C. Abbott. New York. United States House of Representatives. Reports of Committees, 29th

Congress, 1st Session, on “ Memorial and other Papers of the legal

Representatives of John Paul Jones.” Article in American Catholic Historical Researches, to prove that John Barry,

and not Jones, was the “father of the American Navy." "Life and Character of Paul Jones,” by Rear-Admiral George E Belknap, a

paper read before the New Hampshire Historical Society, 1902. Library of Congress: A Calendar of Jones MSS. By C. H. Lincoln.

Washington, 1903. Memorial to justify Peter Landais conduct during the late war. Boston, 1784. Life, Travels, Voyages, and Daring Engagements of Paul Jones. Several editions

of this published: Albany, 1809; New York, 1809; Hartford, 1813 ;

Philadelphia, 1817; Norwich, 1836, etc. Life and Correspondence of J. P. Jones, including his narrative of the campaign of

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Janette Taylor. New York, 1830. Memoirs of Paul Jones, now first compiled from his original Journals and Corre

spondence. London, 1843, 2 vols. Life of Paul Jones. By A. S Mackenzie. Boston, 1841 ; New York, 1845 ;

2 vols. Life of Paul Jones, from original documents in the possession of John Henry

Sherburne. London, 1825 ; 2nd edition, New York, 1851 ; Washington, 1825.

Het leven van Paul Jones. Groningen, 1829. A translation of the above, with

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By Miss Edes-Herbert. Edinburgh, 1809. Chap-book History of Paul Jones the Pirate. London, Newcastle, and Glasgow. Campbell's Naval History. Glasgow, 1841. Beatson's Naval and Military Memoirs. London, 1804. History of Scotland. Buchanan. Glasgow, 1848. Richard Carrel. Winston Churchill. Waverley. Sir Walter Scott. (Appendix.) Lives of Remarkable Characters. Anonymous. Glasgow, 1804. Dictionary of National Biography. Biography of Eminent Scotsmen. Leith and its Antiquities. J. Campbell Irons. Edinburgh, 1897.

IV.

NOTES ON A SLAB WITH INCISED CRESCENTIC DESIGN, STONE MOULD

FOR CASTING BRONZE SPEAR-HEADS, A CUP-MARKED STONE,
HOLY-WATER STOUP, AND OTHER ANTIQUITIES IN STRATH.
NAVER, SUTHERLANDSHIRE. BY REV. ANGUS MACKAY, M.A.,
WESTERDALE, HALKIRK.

An incised slab (fig. 1) was discovered on Angus Gunn's farm at the foot of Langdale during the spring of 1905, when they were trenching the land. It stood upright on a dry ridge, and was sunk so deeply in

Fig. 1. Incised Slab found at Langdale. (8.)

the ground that its upper end was about 16 inches beneath the surface. At its base lay three rough boulders, each weighing about 56 pounds, but nothing else was found, notwithstanding a careful search.

The extreme length of the slab is 44 inches, its extreme breadth is 27 inches, and it is about 3 inches in thickness. One face is smooth,

but not hewn, the other is slightly rougher. Although it was removed from the ground uninjured, and remains as it was found, it is evidently a fragment of its former self. What remains of the device-part of a concentric figure resembling the crescent symbol of the sculptured stones—is so clearly and artistically cut into the stone that the designer must have used a sharp iron tool.

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Fig. 2. Half of a Stone Mould for Spear-heads found at Langdale. (1.)

Judging from the appearance of the edges, it looks as if the stone had been fractured vertically and horizontally, that is to say, the top part and a portion of the left side is gone.

How the stone came to be planted upright in the ground so deeply after being thus fractured is a question.

The half of a stone mould for casting leaf-shaped bronze spear-heads (fig. 2) was found by Adam Mackay in gravel soil on his own land, between the foot of Langdale and the top of Skail, during the early part of 1905. The stone is soft and close-grained, and gives a sharp metallic VOL. XL.

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