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Context of A Perfect relation of the great fight between the English and Dutch fleets on Fryday and Satturday [sic] last, : n[e]er the coast of Portsmouth; continuing for the space of 18 houres: with a list of the particulars; the names and number of the ships that engaged; the putting to flight fourscore men of war, and 300 merchants; the taking of Van-trumps Vice-Admiral, his Rear-Admiral; and the sinking and burning of 14 more; with the loss of the Sampson, Capt. Ball, Cap. Mildmay, cap. Barker, Mr Sparrow, and some others; the shooting of the Generals ship in neer upon 700 places; the wound[i]ng of his Excellency, & both his Rear-Admirals put into Portsmouth; together with the landing of the Duke of Gloucester in Flanders. Sent in a letter to the Councel of State; and published according to order
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