We carried out staves and hoops in a state of preparation to be converted
into hogsheads; and I worked at coopering till we were ready to receive our cargo.
Having filled the hogsheads with molasses, which was apparently all our
cargo, we set sail, and afterwards took on board a quantity of coffee,
a prohibited article, which was conveyed to us by vessels employed for
Our loading being thus completed, we directed our course for Providence,
and after a passage of about fifteen days we arrived at Stonington,
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