Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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On Thursday night, the nineteenth of December, at 10 o'clock, off the Delaware, the British ships, Quebec, Diomede and Astrea, carrying ninety-eight guns, fell in with the American ship South Carolina, of forty guns, having under convoy a ship, brigantine and a schooner, bound out from Philadelphia. The South Carolina was chased eighteen hours, when she fired a stern chase at the Diomede, which was returned by one of the latter's bow-guns. After a run­ning fight of more than two hours, the American colors were struck to the British.
My dear brother Ned,
We are knock'd on the head; No more let America boast;
We may all go to bed,
And that's enough said, For the South Carolina we've lost.2

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