Her hold is entirely clear for the stowage of cargo, as all her accommodations are on deck. The cabin is small, but neat and well arranged, and the accommodations for her crew, the galley, &c., are in a house abaft the foremast. She is built of oak and copper fastened, and is finished in superior style. Without entering into the details of her fastening and construction, we may say, however, that she is as good a vessel of her size, both in material and workmanship, as we have ever inspected, and as such, reflects great credit upon her builders, and this, too, we know, is the opinion of our marine inspectors. She is barque rigged, has a fine set of spars, and looks beautifully aloft. Her lower masts are 54, 58, and 57 feet log; fore and main topmasts, &c. alike, viz. 32, 17 and 11 feet; mizzen topmast, &c., 25, 12 and 7; yards upon the fore and mainmasts alike, 54, 44, 33 and 25 feet square; bowsprit outboard 15 feet, jibboom, &c., 12, 10 and 4 feet, and the other spars in proportion. She carries royal yards rigged aloft, has white masts and yards, and is strongly and neatly rigged.
She was built at Chelsea by Messrs. Mitchell & Rice, and we have no hesitation in stating, that so far as we are qualified to give an opinion, she is, in every point of view, as well built and beautiful a vessel as belongs to this port. She is owned by Mr. James Adger, of Charleston, S.C., Messrs. Lombard & Co., of this city, and others and will run regularly as a packet between both ports.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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