Exfract from a letter from Lady Sophia Raffles to Maryanne Flint

her- there was not even time
to get a drop of water, or
Refreshment of any kind-
Fortunately the Captain Seized a
Compass & this was every thing
to us- we had not got far
When it was discovered
one poor man who was Sick in
his Cot was missing & the Sailors
were anxious to return &
endeavour to save them but the
Captain refused to risk the
lives of the many as the Masts

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