his hair, which was very fine and long; and in which se¬
veral valuable rings were fastened. He came into the cabin
to me, and in the most obliging terms imaginable asked
for something to eat and drink; which when I gave him
he was so thankful and pretty in his manner that my heart
bled for him ; and I heartily wished that I could have spoken
in any language in which the ship's crew could not have
understood me ; that I might have let him know his danger;
fori heard the captain say he was resolved upon his death;
and he put his barbarous design in execution, for he took
him on shore with one of the sailors, and there they shot him.
This circumstance affected me exceedingly, I could not
put him out of my mind a long while. When we returned
to New-York the captain divided the prize-money among
us, that we had taken. When I was called up to receive my
part, I waited upon Mr.----, (the gentleman who paid my
debt and was the occasion of my going abroad) to know if
he would go with me to receive my money, or if I should
bring him what I owed. He chose to go with me ; and when
the captain laid my money on the table ('twas an hundred
and thirty five pounds) I desired Mr. ----, to take what I
was indebted to him; and he swept it all into his handker¬
chief, and could never be prevailed on to return a farthing
of the money, nor any thing at all besides. And he likewise
secured a hogshead of sugar which was my property from
the same ship. The captain was very angry with him for this
piece of cruelty, to me, as was every other person that heard
it. But I have reason to believe (as he was one of the prin¬
cipal merchants in the city) that he transacted business for
him, and on that account did not choose to quarrel with him.
At this time a very worthy gentleman, a wine-merchant>
his name was Dunscum, took me under his protection, and
would have recovered my money for me if I had chose it ;
but I told him to let it alone; that I would rather be quiet.
I believed that it would not prosper with him, and so it hap¬
pened, for by a series of losses and misfortunes he became
poor, and was soon after drowned on a party, of pleasure.
The vessel was driven out to sea, and struck against a rock,
by which means, every soul perished.
I was very much distressed when I heard it, and felt greatly
for his family^ who were reduced to very low circumstances.
I never ^new how to set a proper value on money ; if I had
but a little meat and drink to supply the present necessities