The Schooner Sally, lately commanded by Capt. Thissel, arrived at Beverly on Tuesday last from the Isle of France...Capt. T., on his passage, a little to the S. W. of Bermuda, was boarded by a Privateer belonging to that Island, by the master of which he was very politely treated. The Captain of the schooner being very sick, was offered Poultry, and other articles, from the Privateer, but a squall coming on, prevented his receiving them. In the morning, when the Privateer was first seen from the schooner, she had in company a vessel, which Capt. T. was told was a valuable Spanish prize from the Havannah, that she had captured; but in the chase for the schooner almost lost sight of her. The Privateersmen were on board the schooner but very few moments and did not discover any disposition to molest them. They immediately made sail again for the Prize.
Schr. John was reg. 18 Aug 1794, John Thissel, master