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Excerpt from An Autobiographical SketchMour was on the oth of "April P "at M was baptized at St George s in thei east London My mother died in aged years deeply lamented As she was a sister of the late Elizabeth Portlock the wife of Capt Nathanielport lock R N I was committed to their care for a short time and sent to school at Gosport On the loth of October I entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer of the first class on board the Arrow Sloop of War commanded by my uncle in which ship we lay at Portsmouth during the mutiny To this excel lent man I was greatly indebted as hisgood advice saved me from many errors He died a Captain in Greenwich Hospital in On the th day of March I joined the Ceres Troop Ship and atrk we embarked the Regiment who then wore Powder and Pigtails Arrived at Gibralter we disembarked the ist Regiment and embarked the th when aftersome stay in the Harbours of Malta and Port Mahon in the Island of Inorca the large ex Chorographia Moderna Do Reino De Portugal Vol 7 pedition collected thereroceeded to Marmoricc Bay in Asia one of the finest harbours in the world After remaining there a long time the whole of the eet with the Transports sailed for Aboukir Bay in Egypt At the landing of the Troops under Aboukir Castle effected under a very heavy fire many boats were sunk and men killed or Wounded For months after this I was Constantly employed in a boat night and day moving troops Monumenta Historica Lib Reg Civitatis Zagrabiae Vol 2 prisoners luggagerovisions and the wounded rough work this sleeping n an open boat often obliged to eat raw salt beef and ok Egypt taken from the French we em barked a detachment of "The Nd Highlanders Badly Affected "nd Highlanders badly affected Ophthalmia and conveyed them to England our Captain Charles jon es caught this disease went to sick uarters and lost an eye After a Short stay we again em barked troops and sailed for jamaica On this station we lost the second sailed for jamaica On this station we lost the second three midshipmen and three of the crew.