Exfract from a letter from Lady Sophia Raffles to Maryanne Flint

get David Scott whose cabin
was in flames when he was
dragged out of Bed- & we got
into the Boat- the flames
bursting thro’ our windows
as we descended the Ship’s
Side, & the whole vessel
a sheet of flame- the rest
of the party left the other
Side of the Ship & in ten
Minutes every soul had quitted

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