|Sir.||Algiers august the 16th. 1785|
We The Subjects of the Unitid States Take This Oppertunity of Informing you of Oure Misfortunes. I sailed from St Ubes The 28th. July and was taken The 30th. of July, at 8 OClock at night. by & Algireine Shireback, Mounting 32 Guns & 400 Men—and was brought in Yesterday into This port Where we Shall to morrow—be put under Slavery. I wrote to the British Counsell Yesterday & he returned me for answer to day That he will, render me Every Service in his’power My Ship was The Ship—Daupin, Belonging to Mr. Mathew & Thoms. Irwin—of The City of Philadelphia. The Consull for The British at This port is Charles Logie Esqr. A few Lines to him from you, would, perhaps Ese us a little and—Remain your Most Obedt. & Humble / Servt.
I hope you will Inform Congress by The first Oppertunity hoping
the will Soon Reliefe There Unfortunate Brethern There is a Schooner brought in here
yesterday The 10th. from Boston bound to
Cadis Capt. Stepens—whose Crew—is Maid Slaves—of and, to Morrow, The Dye will be Cast
On Us, Unfortunate Men—