Barnabus Downs: A brief and remarkable Narrative Of the Life and Extreme sufferings of Barnabas Downs, Jun.
Barnabus Downs: A brief and remarkable Narrative Of the Life and Extreme sufferings of Barnabas Downs, Jun.

Barnabus Downs: A brief and remarkable Narrative Of the Life and Extreme sufferings of Barnabas Downs, Jun.

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Downs, Barnabus. Barnabus Downs: A brief and remarkable Narrative Of the Life and Extreme sufferings of Barnabas Downs, Jun. who was among the number of those who escaped Death on Board the Privateer Brig Arnold, James Magee Commander which was cast away near Plymouth-Harbour, Dec. 26, 1778. A facsimile of the 1786 edition. Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Parnassus Imprints, 1972. Reprint. [6433]

Printed card wrappers, 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, [viii], 16 clean pp. Fine. Pamphlet.

Cover title: Shipwreck in Plymouth Harbour, December 1778.

The original is Evans 19612. This one of one thousand copies printed from the copy in the John Carter Brown Library, Providence.

The account of an American patriot who served in several sea-coast companies and then joined the crew of an American privateer. The ship was caught in a violent storm and was wrecked; Downs survived but lost his feet to frostbite. Only 34 of a crew of 105 (including Marines) survived, and 9 additional men died shortly after rescue. A vivid first-hand account of shipwreck and survival.