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LOSS OF A BARQUE AND OF THIRTEEN HANDS. LIVERPOOL, AUGUST 14. Intelligence reached this port to-day of the foun- dering of the barque, A 1, and the loss of thirteen lives. The following is an extract from a letter from Captain Potter, who was saved from the ill-fated ship:- "Batavia, May, 29, 18&5.—We left Akyab on the 30th March, boundfor Falmouth, England, for orders, and were favoured with fair weather until April 29, when in lat. 10 S., Ion. 88 E., it changed and became boisterous and threatening. The ship was put under snug sail, the barometer falling very fast. At 9.30 a.m., on tho 30th, a cyclone struck the ship, throwing her on her beam ends, blowing away all the sails and some of those even that were furled, together with the jibboom, &c. Every effort was made to get the ship befere the wind but without success, she being entirely unmanageable. She remained in this situation till about noon, when she went down carrying with her 13 of the crew and officers. On coming to fche surface I was fortunate enough to secure a place on the eide of the forward house, together with two seamen, George Wilson and Charles Brown. We remained in this condition until May 6, when we were taken away by the barque Silveroraig of Liverpool, which landed us at Batavia on the 17th. We had no covering but what we stood in, and nothing to eat all this time. -A.

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