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Off Macassar and Passage to Bonthain


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Off Macassar and Passage to Bonthain (continued)

We passed all the remainder of this day, and all the night, in a state of anxiety, not unmixed with indignation, that greatly aggravated our distress; and very early the next morning, we had the mortification to see a sloop that mounted eight carriage-guns, and one of the vessels of the country, fitted out for war, with a great number of soldiers on board, come from the town, and anchor under each of our bows. I immediately sent my boat to speak with them, but they would make no reply to any thing that was said. About noon, the sea breeze set in, and not having then heard again from the Governor, I got under sail, and proceeded towards the town, according to my declaration, resolving, if the vessels that had anchored under out bows, should oppose us, to repress force with force as far as we were able: these two vessels, however, happily both for us and for them, contented themselves with weighing anchor, and attending our motions.

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