June 8, 1776.

1776 June 8 (Saturday).  A rich prize taken by Capt. John Adams was brought into the Harbour yesterday: a vessel between 4 and 5 hundred Tun — with much plate, and about 30,000 Dollars, about 400 Casks of Sugar and Rum, a great deal of Mohogany, bags of Ginger, Piemento, livestock (Turtles, Goats etc) bound from Jemacia to London.  We went on board in the Morning and were treated civily and generously by the Mate, who now had the Care and chief Command.  We also a.m. rode to the End of the Cape — and returned so as to dine at Col. Stevens’s.  P.M. We (that is, Mr. F. and Ebenezer with me) rode to See the Rock, Normans Wo, where my dear Brother John perished.