April 1, 1779

1779 April 1 (Thursday).  Mr. Baldwin and his wife came from Boston.  This morning from Gale’s, where they lodged last night, but here to Breakfast.  He says the Vessel which Breck and Samuel had interest in, was presently upon Sailing out, was captured in Cape Cod Harbour by a privateer of only 6, 2 pounders whereas they had 8 4 pounders.  But the Capt. had carried the Cash which was 1/2 the Worth ashore, quilted in his Jacket, and therefore saved it.  Mr. Baldwin lodges here.