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John Blatchford, the hero of this narrative, was son of John Blatchford, of Sandy Bay, now Rockport, on Cape Ann, in the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was horn about the year 1762. After receiving a very limited education, he was brought up to the occupation of a fisherman, which employment he pursued until the month of June, 1777, when, being about fifteen years of age, he enlisted as a cabin-boy on board the Hancock, a continental ship, commanded by Capt. John Manly.

On the 8th day of July following, the Hancock was captured by the British ship Rainbow, Sir George Collier, and her crew taken to Halifax and imprisoned.

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